Ward, I. M. / Sweeney, J. An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers
2. Edition March 2004 65.90 Euro 2004. 396 Pages, Softcover - Handbook/Reference Book - ISBN 978-0-471-49626-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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Short description Much has happened in the field of solid polymers since the publication of the first edition. This new edition covers the latest developments and details the mechanical properties of polymers such as stress, strain, fracture, viscoelasticity, and their measurement.
From the contents Preface.
1 Structure of Polymers.
2 The Deformation of an Elastic Solid.
3 Rubber-like Elasticity.
4 Principles of Linear Viscoelasticity.
5 The Measurement of Viscoelastic Behaviour.
6 Experimental Studies of Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour as a Function of Frequency and Temperature: Time-Temperature Equivalence.
7 Anisotropic Mechanical Behaviour.
8 Polymer Composites: Macroscale and Microscale.
9 Relaxation Transitions: Experimental Behaviour and Molecular Interpretation.
10 Creep, Stress Relaxation and Non-linear Viscoelasticity.