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Mechanical Response of Polymers

Mechanical Response of Polymers
An Introduction

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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521644099

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  • With increasing use of polymers in sophisticated industrial applications, it is essential that mechanical engineers have a solid understanding of these compounds. This text provides a thorough introduction to polymers from a mechanical engineering perspective, treating stresses and deformations in structural components made of polymers. The authors discuss the time-dependent response of polymers and its implications for mechanical response; mechanical response for both time-dependent and frequency-dependent material properties; and the application of the stress-strain-time relation to determine stresses and deformations in structures. With numerous examples and extensive illustrations, this book will help advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as practicing mechanical engineers, to make effective use of polymeric materials.

    • Discusses polymers from mechanical engineering perspective (rather than chemical or materials engineering)
    • Suitable both as a textbook and as a reference for practising mechanical engineers
    • Includes numerous examples and illustrations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...highly recommended..." Polymer News

    "The presentation is rigorous and detailed, and each chapter includes a wide range of examples and problems for the reader. An impressive and useful book for the serious engineer faced with viscoelastic problems, and especially useful as a text for advanced mechanical engineering students." Choice

    "...a special, valuable addition to the existing literature on the subject. The strength of this book is in its carefully selected and well-arranged material, including experimental results, extensive illustrations, and numerous examples. The authors develop the concepts systematically, in a clear and constructive manner. The ease with which this is done stimulates the reader...strongly recommended..." Applied Mechanics Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521644099
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 269 b/w illus. 100 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Discussion of response of a viscoelastic material
    2. Constitutive equations for one-dimensional response of viscoelastic materials: mechanical analogs
    3. Constitutive equations for one-dimensional linear response of a viscoelastic material
    4. Some features of the linear response of viscoelastic materials
    5. Histories with constant strain or stress rates
    6. Sinusoidal oscillations
    7. Constitutive equation for three dimensional linear isotropic viscoelastic materials
    8. Axial load, bending and torsion
    9. Dynamics of bodies with viscoelastic support
    10. Boundary value problems for linear isotropic viscoelastic materials
    11. Influence of temperature

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    Mechanical Response of Polymers

    Alan S. Wineman, K. R. Rajagopal

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    Alan S. Wineman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    K. R. Rajagopal, Texas A & M University

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