The Science and Technology of RubberEdited by
- James Mark, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
- Burak Erman, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
- Mike Roland, Head, Polymer Physics Section, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
The 4th edition of The Science and Technology of Rubber provides a broad survey of elastomers with special emphasis on materials with a rubber-like elasticity. As in the 3rd edition, the emphasis remains on a unified treatment of the material; exploring topics from the chemical aspects such as elastomer synthesis and curing, through recent theoretical developments and characterization of equilibrium and dynamic properties, to the final applications of rubber, including tire engineering and manufacturing.
Many advances have been made in polymer and elastomers research over the past ten years since the 3rd edition was published. Updated material stresses the continuous relationship between the ongoing research in synthesis, physics, structure, and mechanics of rubber technology and industrial applications. Special attention is paid to recent advances in rubber-like elasticity theory and new processing techniques for elastomers. This new edition is comprised of 20% new material, including a new chapter on environmental issues and tire recycling.
· Practicing engineers involved with materials science and research, specifically in polymer and elastomer science.
· Professionals and practitioners in the rubber industry, with special emphasis on the tire industry and professional societies interested in promoting efficient and environmentally appropriate systems for the life cycle of rubber products.
Hardbound, 800 Pages
Published: April 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
"A wealth of technical information that can be traced directly to the literature A well-rounded and informative book" - Hans G. Elias, Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, Michigan "Provides a broad overview of elastomers and materials of rubberlike elasticity and covers a range of areas from elastomer synthesis to vulcanization to tire engineering." - Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006
- 1. Rubber Elasticity: Basic Concepts and Behavior, 2. Polymerization: Elastomer Synthesis, 3. Structure Characterization in the Science and Technology of Elastomers, 4. The Molecular Basis of Rubberlike Elasticity, 5. The Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubber, 6. Rheological Behavior and Processing of Unvulcanized Rubber, 7. Vulcanization, 8. Reinforcement of Elastomers by Particulate Fillers, 9. The Science of Rubber Compounding, 10. Strength of Elastomers, 11. The Chemical Modification of Polymers, 12. Elastomer Blends, 13. Thermoplastic Elastomers, 14. Bioelastomers, 15. Tire Engineering, 16. Recycling of Rubbers, Index.