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By I. M. Ward

ISBN-10: 0471496251

ISBN-13: 9780471496250

Offers a complete advent to the mechanical behaviour of good polymers. largely revised and up to date all through, the second one variation now contains new fabric on mechanical relaxations and anisotropy, composites modelling, non-linear viscoelasticity, yield behaviour and fracture of difficult polymers.

The available method of the ebook has been retained with every one bankruptcy designed to be self contained and the speculation and purposes of the topic conscientiously brought the place applicable. the newest advancements within the box are incorporated along labored examples, mathematical appendices and an in depth reference.

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  • An valuable source for college kids of fabrics technology, chemistry, physics or engineering learning polymer science

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Chem. Soc. 18) above) and the Langevin function (Equation above) show clear differences. In particular, the molecular structurebased Monte-Carlo p(r) reflects clearly the limited extensibility of chains in the true network. 4 above but there is a new factor s, which is a function of º and quantitatively accounts for the Mooney–Rivlin softening. In this theory, softening arises because some chains in the deformed network reach their full extensibility so that on further deformation these chains do not give a contribution to the reduction in entropy and hence to the network stress, which is correspondingly reduced.

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5. (Reproduced with permission from Edwards and Vilgis, Polymer, 27, 486 (1986)) and this is generalized by increasing the number of chains. Thus, Arruda and Boyce introduced the eight-chain model, in which the chains are envisaged as being attached at one end to the corners of a cube of material and at the other end to the cube centre. 33)) for uniaxial stretching becomes RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MOLECULAR THEORY OF RUBBER ELASTICITY 49 ! NkT 1=2 À1 ºchain º À 1=º2 n L f ¼ 3 ºchain n1=2 (3:37) Arruda and Boyce [12] showed that the eight-chain model performed much better than three- and four-chain models in predicting the behaviour of vulcanized rubber in uniaxial and biaxial tension and shear, and also performed excellently in modelling uniaxial and plane strain compression of gum and neoprene rubber.

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