Rheological Fundamentals of Polymer Processing

  • J. A. Covas
  • J. F. Agassant
  • A. C. Diogo
  • J. Vlachopoulos
  • K. Walters

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 302)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. R. N. Jones, K. Walters
    Pages 1-36
  3. G. Marrucci
    Pages 37-60
  4. Horst Henning Winter, Judy Jackson
    Pages 61-92
  5. L. A. Utracki
    Pages 113-137
  6. A. C. Diogo
    Pages 161-169
  7. J. F. Agassant, B. Vergnes, M. Vincent
    Pages 191-208
  8. J. F. Agassant, B. Vergnes, E. Wey
    Pages 231-246
  9. David I. Bigio
    Pages 247-264
  10. A. Karagiannis, A. N. Hrymak, J. Vlachopoulos, J. Vlcek
    Pages 265-288
  11. M. O. Ghafur, B. Koziey, J. Vlachopoulos
    Pages 321-383
  12. J. A. Covas
    Pages 385-405
  13. D. I. Bigio, M. Vincent
    Pages 407-408
  14. H. Janeschitz-Kriegl
    Pages 409-422
  15. H. Janeschitz-Kriegl
    Pages 423-436
  16. Morand Lambla
    Pages 437-454
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 455-463

About this book


Experts in rheology and polymer processing present up-to-date, fundamental and applied information on the rheological properties of polymers, in particular those relevant to processing, contributing to the physical understanding and the mathematical modelling of polymer processing sequences.
Basic concepts of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, micro-rheological modelling and constitutive modelling are reviewed, and rheological measurements are described. Topics with practical relevance are debated, such as linear viscoelasticity, converging and diverging flows, and the rheology of multiphase systems. Approximation methods are discussed for the computer modelling of polymer melt flow. Subsequently, polymer processing technologies are studied from both simulation and engineering perspectives. Mixing, crystallization and reactive processing aspects are also included.
Audience: An integrated and complete view of polymer processing and rheology, important to institutions and individuals engaged in the characterisation, testing, compounding, modification and processing of polymeric materials. Can also support academic polymer processing engineering programs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Covas
    • 1
  • J. F. Agassant
    • 2
  • A. C. Diogo
    • 3
  • J. Vlachopoulos
    • 4
  • K. Walters
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Polymer EngineeringUniversdade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Centre de Mise en Forme des MatériauxEcole des Mines de parisSophia-AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Materials EngineeringInstituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Chemical EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  5. 5.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4637-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8571-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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