Mechanical characterization of glassy polymers : quantitative prediction of their short- and long-term responses

T.A.P. Engels, L.E. Govaert, H.E.H. Meijer

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Abstract

In this chapter the relevant phenomena that dominate the mechanical performance of polymer glasses are discussed. Mechanical properties as measured in short-term experiments are directly linked to their long-term performance. The molecular processes that are of influence are investigated. The chapter is divided into two sections: The first deals with the phenomenology of the deformation, and the second addresses the constitutive modeling and precise characterization of polymers, needed to model their mechanical response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer science : a comprehensive reference, Vol.2
EditorsK. Matyjaszewski, M. Möller
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Pages723-747
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-087862-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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