Mechanical Properties and Testing of Polymers: An A–Z Reference

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G.M. Swallowe
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 17, 2013 - Science - 302 pages
This volume represents a continuation of the Polymer Science and Technology series edited by Dr. D. M. Brewis and Professor D. Briggs. The theme of the series is the production of a number of stand alone volumes on various areas of polymer science and technology. Each volume contains short articles by a variety of expert contributors outlining a particular topic and these articles are extensively cross referenced. References to related topics included in the volume are indicated by bold text in the articles, the bold text being the title of the relevant article. At the end of each article there is a list of bibliographic references where interested readers can obtain further detailed information on the subject of the article. This volume was produced at the invitation of Derek Brewis who asked me to edit a text which concentrated on the mechanical properties of polymers. There are already many excellent books on the mechanical properties of polymers, and a somewhat lesser number of volumes dealing with methods of carrying out mechanical tests on polymers. Some of these books are listed in Appendix 1. In this volume I have attempted to cover basic mechanical properties and test methods as well as the theory of polymer mechanical deformation and hope that the reader will find the approach useful.
 

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Contents

Accuracy and Errors G M Swallowe
1
Adhesion of Elastomers M A Ansarifar
5
Adiabatic Shear Instability Observations and Experimental Techniques S M Walley
10
Adiabatic Shear Instability Theory N A Fleck
15
Alloys and Blends D J Hourston
20
Amorphous Polymers A R Rennie
23
Crazing G M Swallowe
25
R Moore
29
Molecular Weight Distribution Characterisation by GPC T Q Nguyen and H H Kausch
151
Monte Carlo Techniques C Chiu and M Boyce
156
Monte Carlo Techniques applied to Polymer Deformation
161
Chiu and M Boyce
163
Neutron Scattering A R Rennie
171
Non Elastic Deformation during a Mechanical Test C Gauthier
174
Plasticisers G M Swallowe
179
Poissons Ratio K E Evans
183

Crystalline Polymers A R Rennie
32
Crystallinity G M Swallowe
34
DuctileBrittle Transition G M Swallowe
40
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Techniques and Complex Modulus J Duncan
43
Electron Microscopy applied to the Study of Polymer Deformation A M Donald
49
Environmental Effects G M Swallowe
52
Falling Weight Impact Tests P E Reed
57
Falling Weight Impact Testing Equipment L Warnet and P E Reed
61
Falling Weight Impact Testing Principles L Warnet and P E Reed
66
Fast Fracture in Polymers P S Leevers
71
Fatigue E J Moskala
75
32Molecular Weight Distribution and Mechanical Properties
79
The Finite Element Method M Ashton
81
Flow Properties of Molten Polymers P C Dawson
88
Fracture Mechanics P S Leevers
96
Friction B J Briscoe and S K Shinha
102
Glass Transition D J Hourston
109
Hardness and Normal Indentation of Polymers B J Briscoe and S K Shinha
113
The Hopkinson Bar D J Parry
123
Impact Strength P S Leevers
127
Impact and Rapid Crack Propagation Measurement Techniques P S Leevers
130
Manipulation of Poissons Ratio K E Evans
134
Measurement of Creep D R Moore
137
Measurement of Poissons Ratio K E Evans
140
Molecular Weight Distribution and Mechanical Properties T Q Nguyen and H H Kausch
143
Polymer Models D J Parry
187
Recovery of Glassy Polymers C Gauthier
191
Relaxations in Polymers G M Swallowe
195
Sensors and Transducers G M Swallowe
199
Slow Crack Growth and Fracture P S Leevers
204
Slow Crack Growth and Fracture Measurement Techniques P S Leevers
208
Standards for Polymer Testing G M Swallowe
211
Strain Rate Effects G M Swallowe
214
J Parry Dept Physics Loughborough University LE11 3TU U
217
Stress and Strain G M Swallowe
219
StructureProperty Relationships Glassy Polymers P J Ludovice
225
StructureProperty Relationships Large Strain P J Ludovice
233
StructureProperty Relationships Rubbery Polymers P J Ludovice
238
Tensile and Compressive Testing G M Swallowe
242
Thermoplastics and Thermosets A R Rennie
248
TimeTemperature Equivalence G M Swallowe
249
Toughening G M Swallowe
257
Viscoelasticity G M Swallowe
265
Wear B J Briscoe and S K Shinha
270
Yield and Plastic Deformation G M Swallowe
281
Adiabatic Shear Instability Observations and Techniques S M Walley 10
286
Glossary
290
Index
296
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