Mechanical Properties of Polymers

  • Raymond B. Seymour
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.


When a polymer is used as a structural material, it is important that it be capable of withstanding applied stresses and resultant strains over its useful service life. Polymers are viscoelastic materials, having the properties of solids and viscous liquids. These properties are time- and temperature-dependent.


Natural Rubber Maxwell Model Dioctyl Phthalate Brittle Polymer Bulky Pendant Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Seymour
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science and TechnologyUniversty of Southem MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  2. 2.College of Science and EngineeringWright State UniverstyDaytonUSA

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