Viscoelasticity of Polymers

Theory and Numerical Algorithms

  • Kwang Soo Cho

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 241)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fundamental Principles

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Linear Viscoelasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
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  4. Nonlinear Viscoelasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 601-612

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive introduction to polymer rheology with a focus on the viscoelastic characterization of polymeric materials. It contains various numerical algorithms for the processing of viscoelastic data, from basic principles to advanced examples which are hard to find in the existing literature.  The book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the viscoelasticity of polymers, and is self-contained, including the essential mathematics, continuum mechanics, polymer science and statistical mechanics needed to understand the theories of polymer viscoelasticity.  It covers recent achievements in polymer rheology, such as theoretical and experimental aspects of large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS), and numerical methods for linear viscoelasticity, as well as new insights into the interpretation of experimental data.

Although the book is balanced between the theoretical and experimental aspects of polymer rheology, the author’s particular interest in the theoretical side will not remain hidden.  Aimed at readers familiar with the mathematics and physics of engineering at an undergraduate level, the multidisciplinary approach employed enables researchers with various scientific backgrounds to expand their knowledge of polymer rheology in a systematic way.  


Continuum Thermo-Mechanics Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS) Linear Viscoelasticity Nonlinear Constitutive Equations Nonlinear Viscoelasticity Polymer Dynamics with/without Entanglement Polymer Rheology Book Retardation and Relaxation Time Spectra Rheometrics and Flow of Polymeric Fluids Time-Temperature Superposition

Authors and affiliations

  • Kwang Soo Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Science and EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityDaeguKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7562-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7564-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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