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Rheology pp 83-108 | Cite as

Flow Birefringence in Polymer Rheometry

  • H. Janeschitz-Kriegl

Abstract

A comparison between the efforts which have been made in characterizing flow properties of polymer melts with the aid of mechanical and optical measurements, shows that a lot more interesting work can be done in the latter field. One of the aims of the present compilation is to show how helpful flow birefringence measurements can be in the selection of a proper constitutive equation. A review is given of the various types of instruments proposed. Future problems are announced. Applications to technical problems, as occurring for instance in injection moulding, are shortly reviewed.

Keywords

Shear Rate Normal Stress Difference Optical Path Difference Steady Shear Viscosity Flow Birefringence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Janeschitz-Kriegl
    • 1
  1. 1.Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

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