1. Edition February 2012 142.- Euro 2012. 356 Pages, Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84821-336-4 - John Wiley & Sons
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Short description Although kinetic modeling is a key step for lifetime prediction, it has been almost abandoned by the research community in the domain of polymer aging. The book aims to rehabilitate kinetic modeling in this area, proposing a renewed approach of lifetime prediction in polymer oxidative aging, based on kinetic models built from relatively simple mechanistic schemes but integrating physical processes and using property changes such as mechanical failure. Radiation-induced oxidation and its most important applications as well as the problem of aging under coupled oxidation and mechanical loading are also covered.