An analysis of polymer and composite rheology. This second edition covers flow properties of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, and general principles and applications of all phases of polymer rheology, with new chapters on the rheology of particulate and fibre composites. It also includes new and expanded detail on polymer blends and emulsions, foams, reacting systems, and flow through porous media as well as composite processing operations.
Table of Contents
Introduction to polymer rheology; instruments for shear rheology; shear viscosity of melts of flexible chain polymers; shear viscosity of polymer solutions; normal stress differences in polymers during shear flow; dynamic mechanical properties; extensional viscosity; rigid-rod and liquid-crystal polymer rheology; yield stress, wall slip, particle migration, and other observations with multiphase systems; solid-in-liquid suspensions; short-fibre suspensions; emulsions; gas-containing melts and foams; rheology of powders and granular materials; chemorheology and gelation; flow through porous media; melt fracture.
"Accolades for the first edition. . . It is. . .a pleasure to read a book that is designed to lead the outsider into the subject. . ..a nice balance between physical models and mathematical abstraction."
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
". . .recommended to readers ranging from students to application technologists."
". . .unique in that it covers several topics not considered in most books on polymer rheology. . .. The coverage of the vast literature in the field of rheology is extensive."
---Current Engineering Practice
". . .an excellent textbook for graduate students. . .and a valuable book for polymer and composite material engineers. The book provides a comprehensive overview in fundamental principles of flow properties of polymers and composites, with especially clear explanations of rheology concepts and viscosity measurement techniques, and concise discussions of flow properties for a wide range of polymer and composite materials."