Rheological Fundamentals of Polymer Processing

Rheological Fundamentals of Polymer Processing

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Experts in rheology and polymer processing present up-to-date, fundamental and applied information on the rheological properties of polymers, in particular those relevant to processing, contributing to the physical understanding and the mathematical modelling of polymer processing sequences.
Basic concepts of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, micro-rheological modelling and constitutive modelling are reviewed, and rheological measurements are described. Topics with practical relevance are debated, such as linear viscoelasticity, converging and diverging flows, and the rheology of multiphase systems. Approximation methods are discussed for the computer modelling of polymer melt flow. Subsequently, polymer processing technologies are studied from both simulation and engineering perspectives. Mixing, crystallization and reactive processing aspects are also included.
Audience: An integrated and complete view of polymer processing and rheology, important to institutions and individuals engaged in the characterisation, testing, compounding, modification and processing of polymeric materials. Can also support academic polymer processing engineering programs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 771.12g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XII, 464 p.
  • 0792337921
  • 9780792337928

Table of contents

Preface. The basic equations of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics; R.N. Jones, K. Walters. Micro-rehological modelling; G. Marrucci. Linear viscoelasticity: the search for patterns in the relaxation of polymer melts and gels; H.H. Winter, J. Jackson. Temperature behaviour of the viscoelastic material functions in polymers; A.C. Diogo. The rheology of multiphase systems; L.A. Utracki. Rheological measurements: oscillatory, rotational, and pressure flows; G. Marin. Getting spectra from experimental data; A.C. Diogo. Application of rheology to polymer processing; J. Ferguson. Polymer processing modelling - approximation methods; J.F. Agassant, et al. Computer modeling of viscoelastic flow; V. Legat. Modeling and optimization of single screw extrusion for thermoplastics; J.F. Agassant, et al. Distributive mixing in extruders; D.I. Bigio. Coextrusion of polymer melts; A. Karagiannis, et al. Injection moulding of thermoplastic polymers; M. Vincent. Simulation of thermoforming and blowmolding - theory and experiments; M.O. Ghafur, et al. The inverse problem in polymer processing; J.A. Covas. Numerical practice in polymer processing; D.I. Bigio, M. Vincent. Kinetics of shear induced crystallization; H. Janeschitz-Kriegl. Polymer crystallization under process conditions; H. Janeschitz-Kriegl. Reactive extrusion: a new tool for the diversification of polymeric materials; M. Lambla. Subject index.
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