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Deformation and Flow of Polymeric Materials

  • Helmut Münstedt
  • Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 1-5
  3. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 7-41
  4. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 43-76
  5. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 77-120
  6. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 121-187
  7. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 189-222
  8. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 223-241
  9. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 243-273
  10. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 275-295
  11. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 297-362
  12. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 363-386
  13. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 387-418
  14. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 419-452
  15. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 453-467
  16. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 469-494
  17. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 495-526
  18. Helmut Münstedt, Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    Pages 527-547
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 549-558

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the properties of single polymer molecules and polymeric materials and the methods how to characterize them. Molar masses, molar mass distributions and branching structure are discussed in detail. These properties are decisive for a deeper understanding of structure/properties relationships of polymeric materials. This book therefore describes and discusses them in detail. The mechanical behavior as a function of time and temperature is a key subject of the book. The authors present it on the basis of many original results they have obtained in their long research careers. They present the temperature dependence of mechanical properties of various polymeric materials in a wide temperature range: from cryogenic temperatures to the melt. Besides an extensive data collection on the transitions of various different polymeric materials, they also carefully present the physical explanations of the observed phenomena. Glass transition and melting temperatures are discussed, particularly, with their relevance for applications.

A comprehensive part of the book deals with properties of polymers in the molten state and their decisive influence on the processing of the materials. The book presents and discusses viscous and elastic properties in detail as a function of molar mass, polydispersity, and branching.

This book addresses students of polymer and materials science, as well as other natural sciences. Besides this educational value, it will also serve as a valuable monograph for everyone dealing with polymers and polymeric materials, from research, over development, to applications.

Keywords

Amorphous polymers Elongational rheology Flow visualisation Gel permeation chromatography Glass-rubber transition Long-chain branching Mechanical properties Molecular structure Polymer processing Polymeric materials Rheometry Semicrystalline polymers Shear rheology Viscoelastic properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Helmut Münstedt
    • 1
  • Friedrich Rudolf Schwarzl
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für PolymerwerkstoffeFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für PolymerwerkstoffeFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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