Multiscale Modelling of Polymer Properties
- E. Perpète, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique Appliquée, Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Rue de Bruxelles, Namur, Belgium
- Manuel Laso, Laboratory of Non-Metallic Materials, Dept. of Chemical Engineering - ETSII/UPM, Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2, Madrid, Spain
Modelling in polymer materials science has experienced a dramatic growth in the last two decades. Advances in modeling methodologies together with rapid growth in computational power have made it possible to address increasingly complex questions both of a fundamental and of a more applied nature.Multiscale Modelling of Polymer Properties assembles research done on modeling of polymeric materials from a hierarchical point of view, in which several methods are combined in a multilevel approach to complex polymeric materials. Contributions from academic and industrial experts are organized in two parts: the first one addresses the methodological aspects while the second one focuses on specific applications. The book aims at comprehensively assessing the current state of the field, including the strengths and shortcomings of available modelling techniques, and at identifying future needs and trends.
For researchers and students learning the fundamentals of polymer modeling, practitioners and research staff in materials-related industries