Rheologica Acta

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 513–520 | Cite as

Recoil from elongation using general network models

  • Roger I. TannerEmail author
  • Anthony M. Zdilar
  • Simin Nasseri
Original Contribution


In this paper, we use two new models and the irreversible KBKZ model of Wagner (Rheol Acta 18:681–692, 1979) to describe the famous experiments of Meissner (Rheol Acta 10:230–242, 1971) on the recoil of polyethylene. The new models are based both on network and reptation-type ideas. One of the new models (PTT-X) is a member of the PTT family and shows good agreement with polyethylene data in shearing, elongation, and recoil from elongation.


Polyethylene Recoil PTT model Elongation rheology 



We thank the Australian Research Council, the Polymer Cooperative Research Centre and the University of Sydney for supporting this investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger I. Tanner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anthony M. Zdilar
    • 1
  • Simin Nasseri
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic EngineeringUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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