By I. M. Ward
Presents a finished advent to the mechanical behaviour of stable polymers. greatly revised and up to date all through, the second one version now comprises new fabric on mechanical relaxations and anisotropy, composites modelling, non-linear viscoelasticity, yield behaviour and fracture of difficult polymers.
The obtainable method of the ebook has been retained with every one bankruptcy designed to be self contained and the speculation and functions of the topic conscientiously brought the place acceptable. the most recent advancements within the box are incorporated along labored examples, mathematical appendices and an intensive reference.
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8, which shows (a) ‘loose loops’, where a chain folds back on itself, and (b) ‘loose ends’, where a chain does not contribute to the network . Real polymer chains have ﬁxed bond lengths and possibly hindered rotation. These effects are taken into account by the concept of ‘the equivalent freely joined chain’ ; for example, a parafﬁn-type chain with unhindered rotation will have rrms ˇ2 times greater than the simple model. More sophisticated treatments are possible in terms of random walk statistics.
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3. Ward, I. , Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers (2nd edn), Wiley, Chichester, 1983. Further reading Solecki, R. and Conant, R. , Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. 1 General features of rubber-like behaviour The most noticeable feature of natural rubber and other elastomers is the ability to undergo large and reversible elastic deformation. It is not unexpected that stress can cause polymeric molecules to adopt an extended conﬁguration, but at ﬁrst sight it may seem surprising that on removal of the stress the molecules retract, on average, to their initial coiled form.