Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers

Author: Ian M. Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118413199
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Providing an updated and comprehensive account of the properties of solid polymers, the book covers all aspects of mechanical behaviour. This includes finite elastic behavior, linear viscoelasticity and mechanical relaxations, mechanical anisotropy, non-linear viscoelasicity, yield behavior and fracture. New to this edition is coverage of polymer nanocomposites, and molecular interpretations of yield, e.g. Bowden, Young, and Argon. The book begins by focusing on the structure of polymers, including their chemical composition and physical structure. It goes on to discuss the mechanical properties and behaviour of polymers, the statistical molecular theories of the rubber-like state and describes aspects of linear viscoelastic behaviour, its measurement, and experimental studies. Later chapters cover composites and experimental behaviour, relaxation transitions, stress and yielding. The book concludes with a discussion of breaking phenomena.

An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers

Author: I. M. Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470020377
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the mechanical behaviour of solid polymers. Extensively revised and updated throughout, the second edition now includes new material on mechanical relaxations and anisotropy, composites modelling, non-linear viscoelasticity, yield behaviour and fracture of tough polymers. The accessible approach of the book has been retained with each chapter designed to be self contained and the theory and applications of the subject carefully introduced where appropriate. The latest developments in the field are included alongside worked examples, mathematical appendices and an extensive reference. Fully revised and updated throughout to include all the latest developments in the field Worked examples at the end of the chapter An invaluable resource for students of materials science, chemistry, physics or engineering studying polymer science

An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers

Author: I. M. Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471496267
Format: PDF, ePub
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Much has happened in the field of solid polymers since the publication of the first edition. This new edition covers up-to-date developments and details and the mechanical properties of polymers such as stress, strain, fracture, viscoelasticity and their measurement.

An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers

Author: I. M. Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471496267
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Much has happened in the field of solid polymers since the publication of the first edition. This new edition covers up-to-date developments and details and the mechanical properties of polymers such as stress, strain, fracture, viscoelasticity and their measurement.

Mechanics of Solid Polymers

Author: Jorgen S Bergstrom
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0323322964
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Very few polymer mechanics problems are solved with only pen and paper today, and virtually all academic research and industrial work relies heavily on finite element simulations and specialized computer software. Introducing and demonstrating the utility of computational tools and simulations, Mechanics of Solid Polymers provides a modern view of how solid polymers behave, how they can be experimentally characterized, and how to predict their behavior in different load environments. Reflecting the significant progress made in the understanding of polymer behaviour over the last two decades, this book will discuss recent developments and compare them to classical theories. The book shows how best to make use of commercially available finite element software to solve polymer mechanics problems, introducing readers to the current state of the art in predicting failure using a combination of experiment and computational techniques. Case studies and example Matlab code are also included. As industry and academia are increasingly reliant on advanced computational mechanics software to implement sophisticated constitutive models – and authoritative information is hard to find in one place - this book provides engineers with what they need to know to make best use of the technology available. Helps professionals deploy the latest experimental polymer testing methods to assess suitability for applications Discusses material models for different polymer types Shows how to best make use of available finite element software to model polymer behaviour, and includes case studies and example code to help engineers and researchers apply it to their work

Properties of Polymers

Author: D.W. van Krevelen
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444596127
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Properties of Polymers: Their Correlation with Chemical Structure; Their Numerical Estimation and Prediction from Additive Group Contributions summarizes the latest developments regarding polymers, their properties in relation to chemical structure, and methods for estimating and predicting numerical properties from chemical structure. In particular, it examines polymer electrical properties, magnetic properties, and mechanical properties, as well as their crystallization and environmental behavior and failure. The rheological properties of polymer melts and polymer solutions are also considered. Organized into seven parts encompassing 27 chapters, this book begins with an overview of polymer science and engineering, including the typology of polymers and their properties. It then turns to a discussion of thermophysical properties, from transition temperatures to volumetric and calorimetric properties, along with the cohesive aspects and conformation statistics. It also introduces the reader to the behavior of polymers in electromagnetic and mechanical fields of force. The book covers the quantities that influence the transport of heat, momentum, and matter, particularly heat conductivity, viscosity, and diffusivity; properties that control the chemical stability and breakdown of polymers; and polymer properties as an integral concept, with emphasis on processing and product properties. Readers will find tables that give valuable (numerical) data on polymers and include a survey of the group contributions (increments) of almost every additive function considered. This book is a valuable resource for anyone working on practical problems in the field of polymers, including organic chemists, chemical engineers, polymer processers, polymer technologists, and both graduate and PhD students.

The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering

Author: Alfred Rudin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323140343
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This introductory text is intended as the basis for a two or three semester course in synthetic macromolecules. It can also serve as a self-instruction guide for engineers and scientists without formal training in the subject who find themselves working with polymers. For this reason, the material covered begins with basic concepts and proceeds to current practice, where appropriate. * * Serves as both a textbook and an introduction for scientists in the field * Problems accompany each chapter

Part 3 Mechanical and Thermomechanical Properties of Polymers

Author: Wolfgang Grellmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642551659
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The sub volumes A of volume VIII/6 form a series of data collections and handbooks covering properties of polymer solids and polymer melts. The present volume forms the third part of it and compiles concepts and data concerning thermomechanical, mechanical and fracture-mechanical properties of pure, filled and reinforced thermoplastics, thermo sets and high-performance composites.

Basic Polymer Engineering Data

Author: Natti S. Rao
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 1569906505
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Much more than a data reference, this book shows how to apply basic design data to solve practical problems in polymer engineering, via numerous examples. It uniquely offers both resin and up-to-date machine design data in a concise format, and shows how resin-compatible polymer processing equipment can be designed by using easily understandable computational procedures based on thermodynamics and rheology. Basic design data for resins (mechanical, thermal, rheological, electrical, and optical properties), machines, parts, and processes is complemented by demonstrations of how to apply this data for application in extrusion, blown film, thermoforming, and injection molding. It is designed for simplicity, and all calculations can be carried out with a handheld calculator. With a practical and time-saving approach to problem-solving in plastics processing, which in many cases negates the need for complex and expensive software or databases, this book is a handy tool for beginners, practicing engineers, students, and instructors in the field of plastics technology, and scientists from other fields with an interest in polymer engineering.