464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 in
August 1, 1997
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0198565267
ISBN - 13: 9780198565260
Table of Contents
1. Structure of the molecule
2. Structure of polymeric solids
3. The elastic properties of rubber
5. Yield and fracture
6. Reinforced polymers
Further reading, Answers, Index
From the Publisher
Polymers have an important role in manufacturing and their engineering properties form an important part of any course in engineering. This revised and updated second edition develops the principles of polymer engineering from the underlying materials science, and is aimed at undergraduate
and postgraduate students in engineering and materials science. The opening chapters explain why plastics and rubbers have such distinctive properties and how these are affected by temperature, strain rate, and other factors. The book then explores how these properties can be exploited within these
property constraints to produce functional components. Major changes for this second edition include an introductory chapter on the environmental impact of polymers, emphasizing the important issues, and substantially revised sections on fracture testing for toughened polymers, yield, processing,
heat transfer, and polymer forming.
About the Author
N. G. McCrum is at University of Oxford. C. P. Buckley is at University of Oxford.
The book is very well organised and clearly presented. It is rich in clear descriptions of principles behind the complex theories and models used today. The self-contained style, with frequent examples and end-of-chapter problems, makes it an ideal textbook for teachers, students, research
scientists and engineers who want to expand their knowledge of the subject....It is undoubtedly a valuable book for people involved in polmers and engineering.