Publisher description for Viscoelasticity of polymers.
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book offers a comprehensive introduction to polymer rheology with a focus on
the viscoelastic characterization of polymeric materials. It contains various
numerical algorithms for the processing of viscoelastic data, from basic
principles to advanced examples which are hard to find in the existing
literature. The book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of
the viscoelasticity of polymers, and is self-contained, including the essential
mathematics, continuum mechanics, polymer science and statistical mechanics
needed to understand the theories of polymer viscoelasticity. It covers
recent achievements in polymer rheology,
such as theoretical and experimental aspects of large amplitude oscillatory
shear (LAOS), and numerical methods for linear viscoelasticity, as well as new
insights into the interpretation of experimental data.
the book is balanced between the theoretical and experimental aspects of
polymer rheology, the author’s particular interest in the theoretical side will
not remain hidden. Aimed at readers familiar with the mathematics and
physics of engineering at an undergraduate level, the multidisciplinary
approach employed enables researchers with various scientific backgrounds to
expand their knowledge of polymer rheology in a systematic way.
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