Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Mechanical Response of Polymers

Mechanical Response of Polymers
An Introduction


  • Date Published: July 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521643375

£ 113.00

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Automobiles, household appliances, and electronic devices all make use of polymeric materials. As polymers are used increasingly in sophisticated industrial applications, it has become essential that mechanical engineers, who have traditionally focused on the behavior of metals, become as capable and adept with polymers. This text provides a thorough introduction to the subject of polymers from a mechanical engineering perspective, treating stresses and deformations in structural components made of polymers. Three themes are developed. First, the authors discuss the time-dependent response of polymers and its implications for mechanical response. Secondly, descriptions of mechanical response are presented for both time-dependent and frequency-dependent material properties. Finally, the stress-strain-time relation is applied 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 practising mechanical engineers, make optimal and 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
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… valuable addition to the existing literature on the subject. The strength of this book is in its carefully selected and well-arranged materials, 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 … this book is strongly recommended for use by the students and practicing engineers interested in effective use of polymeric materials, and should be available in university libraries.' M. S. Kuczma, Applied Mechanical Review

    'This book provides a thorough introduction to the subject of polymers from a mechanical engineering perspective, treating stresses and deformations in structural components made of polymers.' Iasi Polytechnic Magazine

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521643375
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 263 x 185 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • 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

  • Resources for

    Mechanical Response of Polymers

    Alan S. Wineman, K. R. Rajagopal

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.

    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

  • Authors

    Alan S. Wineman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    K. R. Rajagopal, Texas A & M University

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.