Understanding Viscoelasticity

Basics of Rheology

  • Nhan Phan-Thien

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


Viscoelasticity (or rheology) is a highly mathematical subject, interfacing several disciplines, from applied mathematics to mechanics and engineering. Other books on rheology are usually comprehensive to such a degree that students find it hard to isolate the important physical principles and develop good analytical skills for solving useful engineering problems. In this book, the necessary background for understanding viscoelasticity is covered; both the continuum and microstructure approaches to modelling viscoelastic materials are discussed, since neither approach alone is sufficient. The book starts with tensor notation, to give students the basic working tools, then addresses kinematics and constitutive equations, and ends with the constitutive modelling of polymer solutions and suspensions. It also includes a series of problems of graded difficulty. It is self-contained and ideally suited for a one-semester course on viscoelasticity.


Applied Mathematics Polymer solutions Rhe Rheology Viscoelasticity basics mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nhan Phan-Thien
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07779-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10704-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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