Polymer engineering science and viscoelasticity: An introduction, Second edition

Hal F. Brinson, L. Catherine Brinson

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This book provides a unified mechanics and materials perspective on polymers: both the mathematics of viscoelasticity theory as well as the physical mechanisms behind polymer deformation processes. Introductory material on fundamental mechanics is included to provide a continuous baseline for readers from all disciplines. Introductory material on the chemical and molecular basis of polymers is also included, which is essential to the understanding of the thermomechanical response. This self-contained text covers the viscoelastic characterization of polymers including constitutive modeling, experimental methods, thermal response, and stress and failure analysis. Example problems are provided within the text as well as at the end of each chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymer Engineering Science and Viscoelasticity
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages482
ISBN (Electronic)9781489974853
ISBN (Print)9781489974846
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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