Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials

Hardcover | May 21, 2011

byC. Michael Roland

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The enormous size of polymer molecules causes their molecular motions to span a broad range of length scales and give rise to viscoelastic behaviour. This rate-dependence of the properties is a predominant characteristic of soft materials (rubbers, biopolymers, lubricants, adhesives, etc.).Improving the performance and developing new applications for soft materials require an understanding of the basic principles of how molecular motions underlie physical properties. This text is intended to provide grounding in fundamental aspects of the dynamic behavior of rubbery materials,adopting a molecular perspective in its treatment to emphasize how microscopic processes are connected to the observed macroscopic behavior. The latest discoveries and advances in the science and technology of rubbery materials are described and critically analyzed.

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The enormous size of polymer molecules causes their molecular motions to span a broad range of length scales and give rise to viscoelastic behaviour. This rate-dependence of the properties is a predominant characteristic of soft materials (rubbers, biopolymers, lubricants, adhesives, etc.).Improving the performance and developing new a...

C.M. Roland is head of the Polymer Physics Section of the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC. After a PhD at Pennsylvania State Unversity, he worked as a researcher at The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co before joining the Naval Research Laboratory in 1986. He has won numerous for his research, including and has served in Editorial...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.92 inPublished:May 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199571570

ISBN - 13:9780199571574

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Cooperative Local Dynamics - The Glass Transition Zone3. Chain Dynamics4. Networks5. Constitutive Modeling, Nonlinear Behavior and the Stress Optic Law6. Reduced Variables and Characteristic Relaxation Times7. Blends8. Liquid Crystalline Materials9. Bioelastomers10. Confinements Effects on Polymer Dynamics

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"Mike Roland has written an excellent book that examines a complex subject in a very easy to digest manner. I am impressed by the way that he has integrated so many different aspects of rubber physics into a single coherent volume." --James Busfield, Queen Mary, University of London