Relaxation Phenomena in Polymers available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press
This book guides the reader over the road which connects physics of polymer molecules to the engineering application. Ideas of intermolecular cooperativity, irreversible thermodynamics, relaxation mode coupling, free energy of stress invariants, viscoplasticity, and other difficult concepts are incorporated throughout the volume in the manner that a nonexpert in these theories can grasp and utilize them in practice. This book covers the glassy polymers, crystalline state, polymer melt and polymer solutions. A computer program in GWBASIC is included which predicts engineering properties of polymer solids from the stress-strain data. The book should be of interest to not only polymer engineers, but to academic readers and students as it covers the fundamentals of relaxation, morphology, rheology, thermodynamics, fracture, solution, glass transition, and physical aging.
About the Author
About the Author Shiro Matsuoka is a polymer physicist and an expert in engineering properties of plastics. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1959. Since then he has been with AT&T Bell laboratories where he heads the Department of Plastics Research and Engineering. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Society of Plastics Engineers and is a member of the National Academy of Engineers.
Table of Contents
1. Stress and Strain