This book provides a critical review of the equilibrium elastic properties of rubber, together with the kinetic-theory background. It is suitable for the non-specialist and the emphasis is on the physical reality embodied in the mathematical formulations. Polymer science had developed greatly since the second edition of this text in 1958, and the two main advances - the refinements of the network theory and associated thermodynamic analysis, and the development of the phenomenological ornon-molecular approach to the subject - are both reflected in the structure of this third edition.
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Highlighting more than a decade of research, this one-of-a-kind reference reviews the production, processing, and characteristics of a wide range of materials utilized in the modern tire and rubber industry. Rubber Compounding investigates the chemistry and modification of raw materials, elastomers, and material compounds for optimal formulation and engineering of new rubber products and outlines the benefits and attributes of halobutyl polymers for modern tires. With contributions from more than 23 field specialists, as well as 180 tables and 1000 references to survey the latest advances in the rubber product industry, the book analyzes trends and advances from more than a decade of research.
"Combines fundamental theory, systematic experimentation, disciplined research, and logical procedures to simplify the thermoplastic selection process as well as reduce production cost and time. Second Edition contains new features such as rheology property data, recycling in resin selection, and more and more."
Thermoplastic elastomers are one of the fastest growing material groups. They can be processed like thermoplastics but their properties are close to those of vulcanized elastomers. New products, new processing techniques, new properties, and new applications have developed since the publication of the second edition. All these developments are reflected in the new edition of this well-established standard work. A unique and comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all scientific and technical aspects of thermoplastic elastomers-indispensable for everyone working in this field.
This teaching and learning package (TLP) discusses the elasticity of biological materials. Whilst some show Hookean elasticity, the vast majority do not. Non-linear elasticity is considered, in particular J-shaped and S-shaped curves. Viscoelasticity is also discussed, using hair and spiders' silk as examples.
Written and peer reviewed by experts from around the globe, Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology provides up-to-date coverage of traditional topics of continuing interest to professionals, researchers, educators, and students, including polymeric materials, polymerization reactions, processing and finishing, properties, and morphology. Also available online, the 15 volumes of the fourth edition include over four hundred new and revised stand-alone articles and are organized alphabetically. Topics covered include new classes of materials such as Self-Healing Polymers, imaging and analytical techniques, new methods of controlled polymer architecture, and important applications.