Polymer Fracture

  • Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling

Part of the Polymers book series (POLYMERS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 1-14
  3. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 15-39
  4. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 40-68
  5. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 69-86
  6. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 87-118
  7. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 119-139
  8. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 173-250
  9. Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    Pages 251-320
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 321-332

About this book

Introduction

This book on "Polymer Fracture" might as well have been called "Kinetic Theory of Polymer Fracture". The term "kinetic theory", however, needs some de­ finition or, at least, some explanation. A kinetic theory deals with and particu­ larly considers the effect of the existence and discrete size, of the motion and of the physical properties of molecules on the macroscopic behavior of an ensemble, gaseous or other. A kinetic theory of strength does have to consider additional aspects such as elastic and anelastic deformations, chemical and physical reactions, and the sequence and distribution of different disintegration steps. In the last fifteen years considerable progress has been made in the latter do­ mains. The deformation and rupture of molecular chains, crystals, and morphologi­ cal structures have been intensively investigated. The understanding of the effect of those processes on the strength of polymeric materials has especially been furthered by the development and application of spectroscopical methods (ESR, IR) and of the tools offracture mechanics. It is the aim of this book to relate the conventional and successful statistical, parametrical, and continuum mechanical treatment of fracture phenomena to new results on the behavior of highly stressed molecular chains.

Keywords

Bruch Energie Kunststoff Polymer entropy hybridization

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans-Henning Kausch-Blecken von Schmeling
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Polymères, Département des MatériauxÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSuisse

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-96460-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-96462-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96460-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-7901
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