Introduction to Polymer Viscoelasticity

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 24, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages

Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this classic text continues to offer the reader a thorough understanding of viscoelastic behavior, essential for the proper utilization of polymers.

  • Explains principles, corresponding equations, and experimental methods with supporting real-life applications
  • Adds coverage of measurement techniques (nano-indentation, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and diffusing wave spectroscopy (DWS)), biopolymer viscoelasticity, and the relationship between mechanical polymer properties and viscoelastic functions
  • Has two new ections to address modern areas of viscoelastic measurement: large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) and microrheology
  • Includes problems in the text and an Instructor’s Manual (including solutions) available for adopting professors
  • Prior edition reviews: "The book is clear written and…[is] appropriate for students in introductory undergraduate courses and for others wanting introduction to the fundamentals of the subject." (CHOICE, December 2005); "This book is invariably well written, logically organized and easy to follow...I highly recommend this book to anyone studying polymer viscoelasticity." (Polymer News, December 2005)
 

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Contents

Phenomenological Treatment of Viscoelasticity
9
F RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATIC
43
APPENDIX 23 Geometries for the Measurement
49
PROBLEMS
57
REFERENCES
64
Viscoelastic Models
66
MANIPULATION OF THE ROUSE
112
REFERENCES
123
Transitions and Relaxation in Amorphous Polymers
150
Elasticity of Rubbery Networks
198
Dielectric and NMR Methods A DIELECTRIC METHODS
249
Answers to Selected Problems CHAPTER 2
284
List of Major Symbols List of Files on the Website Author Index Subject Index
324
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MONTGOMERY T. SHAW, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Among his books are the prior edition of Introduction to Polymer Viscoelasticity and Introduction to Polymer Rheology, both published by Wiley.

WILLIAM J. MACKNIGHT, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was formerly the co-Principal Investigator for the Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP). He has been a co-author for each edition of Introduction to Polymer Viscoelasticity, all published by Wiley.

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