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An introduction to the mechanical properties of solid polymers / I. M. Ward, D. W. Hadley

Main Author Ward, I. M. Coauthor Hadley, D. W. Country Reino Unido. Publication Chichester : John Wiley, imp. 1995 Description XI, 334 p. : il. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-471-93887-4 CDU 678.01:531 531:678.01
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, including: Rubber elasticity Viscoelasticity Anisotropic mechanical behaviour Yield and fracture Also discusses the molecular and structural interpretations of the mechanical behaviour of solid polymers, emphasising the physical approach. Following on from the highly successful Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers, 2nd edition, it introduces the subject at a less specialised level and comes complete with worked examples, mathematical appendices, extensive references and comprehensive index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 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
  • 11 Yielding and Instability in Polymers
  • 12 Breaking Phenomena
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Answers to Problems
  • Index

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This new edition is, by the authors' design, less extensive and easier to read than the first two (I.M. Ward, Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers, 1st ed., CH, Dec'72; 2nd ed., 1983). In this regard, Ward and Hadley have succeeded very well. They integrate physical descriptions with the mathematics of mechanics and some very appropriate diagrams, experimental data, and photographs. The book is comprehensive, including an introduction to macromolecules and elasticity followed by a discussion of linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity. Nicely done sections on measurement and experimental results of viscoelastic behavior are included, as well as problems with solutions. The latter chapters are dedicated to polymer composites, relaxation and creep, yield behavior, and fracture. The authors are very well read and take a historical perspective, bringing the material up into the early 1990s. The good, real examples make it a helpful learning tool. A very useful book; students, both undergraduate and graduate, will appreciate the analysis of various theories. D. Hunkeler; Vanderbilt University

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