Flows in Polymers, Reinforced Polymers and Composites

A Multi-Scale Approach

  • Christophe Binetruy
  • Francisco Chinesta
  • Roland Keunings

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christophe Binetruy, Francisco Chinesta, Roland Keunings
    Pages 1-42
  3. Christophe Binetruy, Francisco Chinesta, Roland Keunings
    Pages 43-108
  4. Christophe Binetruy, Francisco Chinesta, Roland Keunings
    Pages 109-140

About this book


This book gives a detailed and practical introduction to complex flows of polymers and reinforced polymers as well as the flow of simple fluids in complex microstructures.

Over the last decades, an increasing number of functional and structural parts, made so far with metals, has been progressively reengineered by replacing metallic materials by polymers, reinforced polymers and composites. The motivation for this substitution may be the weight reduction, the simpler, cheaper or faster forming process, or the ability to exploit additional functionalities.

The present Brief surveys modern developments related to the multi-scale modeling and simulation of polymers, reinforced polymers, that involve a flowing microstructure and continuous fiber-reinforced composites, wherein the fluid flows inside a nearly stationary multi-scale microstructure. These developments concern both multi-scale modeling, defining bridges between the micro and macro scales - with special emphasis on the mesoscopic scale at which kinetic theory descriptions apply and advanced simulation techniques able to address efficiently the ever more complex and detailed models defined at different scales.

This book is addressed to students (Master and doctoral levels), researchers and professionals interested in computational rheology and material forming processes involving polymers, reinforced polymers and composites. It provides a unique coverage of the state of the art in these multi-disciplinary fields.


Composite materials Computational rheology Multiscale modeling Polymers Reinforced Polymers

Authors and affiliations

  • Christophe Binetruy
    • 1
  • Francisco Chinesta
    • 2
  • Roland Keunings
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance
  2. 2.UMR CNRSEcole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance
  3. 3.SST/ICTM/INMA EulerUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16756-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16757-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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