Polymer Rheology

Everything flows, so rheology is a universal science. Even if we set aside claims of such width, there can be no doubt of its importance in polymers. It joins with chemistry in the polymerisation step but polymer engineering is supreme in all the succeeding steps. This is the area concerned with the...

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Main Author: Lenk, R. S.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1978, 1978
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The Characterisation of Viscous Flow. Viscosity, Shear Rate and Shear Stress
  • 2. The Time Dependence of Viscous Flow. Thixotropy and Rheopexy
  • 3. The Temperature Dependence of Viscous Flow. Free Volume
  • 4. The Influence of Pressure on the Viscosity of Polymer Melts. Viscosity and Molecular Weight
  • 5. Vectors and Tensors. Fundamental Equations
  • 6. The Analysis of Steady-State Flow in Rectangular and Cylindrical Channels
  • 7. The Hagen-Poiseuille Equation and the Rabinowitsch Correction. The Pressure Drop in Tapered Channels
  • 8. Pressure Drop in Wire Coating Dies. Two-Dimensional Flow in Extruder Screws
  • 9. Coextrusion
  • 10. The Effect of Melt Elasticity on Extrusion and Other Melt Processing Operations
  • 11. The Rheology of Calendering
  • 12. Stretching Flows
  • 13. The Rheology of Injection Moulding
  • 14. Deformation in the Solid State—Small Strains
  • 15. Deformation in the Solid State—Large Strains
  • 16. Deformation in the Solid State—Cyclic Strains