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Integration of Polymer Science and Technology?

  • L. C. E. Struik

Abstract

One of the aims of these Rolduc Conferences is to stimulate integration of/in Polymer Science and Technology. The organisers asked for a critical review of the present-day status of this integration. Using a number of examples, it will be shown that the goal is far from being reached; these examples will refer to fracture, yielding, curing-react ions, UV-degradation and finite-element calculations. It will appear that some essential knowledge, available from material science, physics, etc. or even from certain branches of polymer science is not effectively used in (other branches of) the polymer field. As a consequence, research projects are sometimes ineffective, too expensive, based on wrong or questionable assumptions, unworkable or even unneeded.

Keywords

Physical Aging Amorphous Polymer Theoretical Strength Inorganic Glass Cohesive Energy Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. E. Struik
    • 1
  1. 1.Plastics and Rubber Research Institute TNODelftThe Netherlands

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