A viscoelastic based model for flow induced crystallisation

G.W.M. Peters, H. Zuidema, H.E.H. Meijer

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A model for the description of the combined process of quiescent and flow-induced crystn. of polymers is presented. The final goal of this work is to predict mech. properties, shape, and dimension stability of a product. The model is based on the work of Schneider et al. and Eder et al. where the shear rate was taken as the relevant parameter. A viscoelastic model is added from which the resulting recoverable strain (expressed by the elastic Finger tensor or the related viscoelastic stress) with the highest relaxation time is used as the driving force for flow-induced crystn. Comparison with exptl. results from literature shows good agreement
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIIIth International Congress on Rheology, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Aug. 20-25, 2000
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherBritish Society of Rheology
ISBN (Print)0-9538904-2-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventXIIIth International Congress on Rheology - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Aug 200025 Aug 2000


ConferenceXIIIth International Congress on Rheology
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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