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A toolbox for parameter-free predictions of solid-state properties of monodisperse glassy polymers with frozen-in molecular orientation

De Focatiis, Davide S.A.; Buckley, C. Paul

Authors

Davide S.A. De Focatiis davide.defocatiis@nottingham.ac.uk

C. Paul Buckley



Abstract

A toolbox that allows designers to predict the properties of oriented glassy polymers using only existing material constants is constructed from a constitutive model applicable to both polymer solids and polymer melts. Two solid-state properties of practical engineering interest are considered: optical birefringence, and craze initiation stress. Predictions from the toolbox are compared to new experimental measurements on well characterized grades of monodisperse polystyrene, and confirm that the toolbox can account for the effect of polymer molecular weight.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Journal Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
Print ISSN 0887-6266
Electronic ISSN 1099-0488
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 24
APA6 Citation De Focatiis, D. S., & Buckley, C. P. (2012). A toolbox for parameter-free predictions of solid-state properties of monodisperse glassy polymers with frozen-in molecular orientation. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 50(24), doi:10.1002/polb.23196
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/polb.23196
Keywords birefringence ; constitutive model ; crazing ; optics ; orientation ; polystyrene
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/polb.23196/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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