Reinforcement of Polymer Nano-Composites: Theory, Experiments and Applications

Reinforcement of Polymer Nano-Composites: Theory, Experiments and Applications

by T. A. Vilgis, G. Heinrich, M. Kluppel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521874807

ISBN-13: 9780521874809

Pub. Date: 10/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reinforced rubber allows the production of passenger car tires with improved rolling resistance and wet grip. This book provides in-depth coverage of the physics behind elastomer reinforcement, with a particular focus on the modification of polymer properties using active fillers such as carbon black and silica. The authors build a firm theoretical base through a

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Reinforced rubber allows the production of passenger car tires with improved rolling resistance and wet grip. This book provides in-depth coverage of the physics behind elastomer reinforcement, with a particular focus on the modification of polymer properties using active fillers such as carbon black and silica. The authors build a firm theoretical base through a detailed discussion of the physics of polymer chains and matrices before moving on to describe reinforcing fillers and their applications in the improvement of the mechanical properties of high-performance rubber materials. Reinforcement is explored on all relevant length scales, from molecular to macroscopic, using a variety of methods ranging from statistical physics and computer simulations to experimental techniques. Presenting numerous technological applications of reinforcement in rubber such as tire tread compounds, this book is ideal for academic researchers and professionals working in polymer science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521874809
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Basics about polymers; 3. Many chain systems: melts and screenings; 4. Rubber formation; 5. The elastomer matrix; 6. Polymers of larger connectivity: branched polymers and polymeric fractals; 7. Reinforcing fillers; 8. Hydrodynamic reinforcement of elastomers; 9. Polymer-filler interactions; 10. Filler-filler interactions.

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