Continuous Time Simulation of Polymer Melts
Predicting the nonlinear behavior of polymer melts from their known linear viscoelastic properties is one of the aims of theoretical rheology. In this paper we want to indicate a promising approach to this problem. In transient polymer network theories it is possible to derive an appropriate configuration dependent destruction rate from the experimantally known relaxation modulus. Given this destruction rate one can simulate the nonlinear properties of the melt by a continuous time simulation.
KeywordsRelaxation Modulus Material Function Destruction Rate Mesoscopic Modelling Linear Viscoelastic Behavior
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