Imaging and Image Analysis Applications for PlasticsEdited by
- Behnam Pourdeyhimi
- Behnam Pourdeyhimi
The broad collection of techniques gathered in this book help illustrate material/process/property relationships for a wide selection of materials and processes in the plastics industry. With the recent increases in computing power and scope, as well as advances in software engineering, imaging has already become a universal tool. Image processing and image analysis have become common expressions are widely recognized within the scientific community. The imaging techniques employed range from visible optical methods to scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray, thermal wave infrared and atomic force microscopy. Image analysis is used to monitor/ characterize a variety of processes.Processes included within this book are: extrusion, injection molding, foam production, film manufacture, compression molding, blow molding, vulcanization, melt spinning, reactive blending, welding, conveying, composite manufacture, compounding, and thermosetting.Imaging techniques are also employed to characterize/quantify a number of important material properties. These include: fiber orientation distribution, homogeneity of mixing, the rate of spherulites growth, polymer crystallization rate, melt flow index, pore size and shape in foam, cell density in foam, void content, particle analysis in polymer blends, morphology, interparticle distance, fiber diameter, fatigue crack, crazing, scratching, surface roughness, fiber-length distribution, nucleation, oil penetration, peel adhesion, chemical resistance, droplet-fiber transition, electrical conductivity, dispersion and impurity content.
Polymer scientists and the plastics industry as a whole will benefit greatly from using this book as a tool to evaluate parameters using imaging.
Hardbound, 315 Pages
Published: December 1999
Imprint: William Andrew
- Ã² PrefaceÃ² The Optimized Performance of Linear Vibration Welded Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 Butt JointsÃ² Image Analysis of Polypropylene Melt Fiber StretchingÃ² The Effect of Fiber Orientation on Distribution on the Tooth Stiffness of a Polymer Composite GearÃ² Novel Processing and Performance of Aligned Discontinuous Fiber Polymer CompositesÃ² Characterization of Kneading Block Performance on Co-Rotating Twin Screw ExtrudersÃ² A Quantitative Description of the Effects of Molecular Weight and Atactic Level on the Spherulite Growth Rate of Ziegler-Natta Isotactic PolypropyleneÃ² Miscibility and Co-Continuous Morphology of Polypropylene-Polyethylene BlendsÃ² Flow Visualization for Extensional Viscosity AssessmentÃ² PP/LLDPE/EDPM Blends: Effect of Elastomer Viscosity on ImpactÃ² Mixing of a Low Molecular Weight Additive in a Co-Rotating TSE: Morphological Analysis of a HDPE/PDMS SystemsÃ² The in situ Compatibilization of HDPE/PET BlendsÃ² Evaluation of Process Aids for Controlling Surface Roughness of Extruded LLDPEÃ² Evaluation of Scratch and Mar Resistance in Automotive Coatings: Nanoscratching by Atomic Force MicroscopeÃ² Study of the Morphology and Tensile Mechanical Properties of Biaxially Oriented PET/PP BlendsÃ² Improved Barrier and Mechanical Properties of Laminar Polymer BlendsÃ² Relative Magnetic Permeability of Injection Molded Composites as Affected by the Flow Induced Orientation of Ferromagnetic ParticlesÃ² Processing-Structure-Property Relations in PS/PE Blends: Compression versus Injection MoldingÃ² Polyetherimide Epoxy-Based Prepreg Systems with Variable Temperature Cure CapabilityÃ² CO 2 Blown PETG FoamsÃ² Tear Strength Enhancement Mechanisms in TPO FilmsÃ² Morphological Study of Fatigue Induced Damage in Semicrystalline PolymersÃ² The Effect of Several Kinds of Oils on the Oil Resistance Behavior of Polystyrenic Thermoplastic VulcanizateÃ² Visualization of Polymer Melt Convergent Flows in ExtrusionÃ² Evaluation of the Constrained Blister Test for Measurement of an Intrinsic AdhesionÃ² Fractal Analysis and Radiographic Inspection of Microwave Welded HDPE BarsÃ² Application of Thermography for the Optimization of the Blow Molding ProcessÃ² The Use of Video and the Development of Solids Conveying TheoryÃ² Microcellular PET Foams Produced by the Solid State ProcessÃ² Thermal Wave Imaging of Propagating Cracks in Polypropylene and a Thermoplastic OlefinÃ² The Division of Agglomerates in Molten Environment of Polymers: A Physical Model for Mathematical DescriptionÃ² A New On-Line Technique for Morphology Analysis and Residence Time Measurement in a Twin-Screw ExtruderÃ² Controlled Order Thermosets for Electronic PackagingÃ² Fatigue Fracture in Polypropylene with Different Spherulitic SizesÃ² Brittle-Ductile Transition of PP/Rubber/Filler HybridsÃ² Index