B. Maxwell

  • Robert D. Ulrich
Part of the Contemporary Topics in Polymer Science book series (CTPS, volume 1)


As a mechanical engineer my first interest when I entered the polymer field in 1946 was the application properties of plastics. This then led to studies of polymers in the melt state to better understanding processing and fabrication operations. Hence the interaction between processing and application properties became a natural field of great interest. Although my background was mechanical it became apparent as early as 1948 that the structure-property relationship would become the dominant intellectual discipline that would lead to understanding these materials and would be the guiding theme for future research.


Dynamic Mechanical Property Shear Field Application Property Linear Polyethylene Polymer Melt 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Ulrich
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  1. 1.Noryl Products DepartmentGeneral Electric Plastics DivisionSelkirkUSA

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