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Polymer Engineering Science and Viscoelasticity

An Introduction

  • Hal F. Brinson
  • L. Catherine Brinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 15-55
  4. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 57-100
  5. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 101-167
  6. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 169-209
  7. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 211-230
  8. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 231-285
  9. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 287-310
  10. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 311-337
  11. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 339-377
  12. Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson
    Pages 379-428
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 429-482

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a unified mechanics and materials perspective on polymers: both the mathematics of viscoelasticity theory as well as the physical mechanisms behind polymer deformation processes. Introductory material on fundamental mechanics is included to provide a continuous baseline for readers from all disciplines. Introductory material on the chemical and molecular basis of polymers is also included, which is essential to the understanding of the thermomechanical response. This self-contained text covers the viscoelastic characterization of polymers including constitutive modeling, experimental methods, thermal response, and stress and failure analysis. Example problems are provided within the text as well as at the end of each chapter.

 

New to this edition:

 

·         One new chapter on the use of nano-material inclusions for structural polymer applications and applications such as fiber-reinforced polymers and adhesively bonded structures

·         Brings up-to-date polymer production and sales data and equipment and procedures for evaluating polymer characterization and classification

·         The work serves as a comprehensive reference for advanced seniors seeking graduate level courses, first and second year graduate students, and practicing engineers

 

Keywords

Constitutive modeling Differential constitutive equations Failure analysis of polymers Nanomaterials Nonlinear viscoelasticity Polymer behavior Polymer deformation processes Polymer mechanics Rate and timedependent failure Stress and strain analysis Viscoelastic characterization of polymers

Authors and affiliations

  • Hal F. Brinson
    • 1
  • L. Catherine Brinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Houston, Professor EmeritusAshevilleUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7485-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7484-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7485-3
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