Fluid Ingress Processes, Basic and Preliminaries

  • Y. Jack Weitsman
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


Polymers form a vast class of materials, much too diverse for catergorization under a single rule, especially regarding their interactions with fluids. Nevertheless, recently developed devices and probing techniques provide illuminating insights in several specific circumstances. In several cases, these methods enabled the judicious distinction between the portions of liquid water and water molecules that were attached by one or more hydrogen bonds to the polymeric chains (Sammon et al. 1998; Marechal and Chamel 1996; Cutugno et al. 2001; Kusanagi and Yukawa 1994).


Interphase Region Fluid Ingress Moisture Diffusion Coefficient Weight Gain Data Free Volume Versus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KnoxvilleKnoxvilleUSA

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