Applied Mechanics of Polymers

Applied Mechanics of Polymers

Properties, Processing, and Behavior

1st Edition - December 2, 2021

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  • Author: George Youssef
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210789
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128210796

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Description

Applied Mechanics of Polymers: Properties, Processing, and Behavior provides readers with an overview of the properties, mechanical behaviors and modeling techniques for accurately predicting the behaviors of polymeric materials. The book starts with an introduction to polymers, covering their history, chemistry, physics, and various types and applications. In addition, it covers the general properties of polymers and the common processing and manufacturing processes involved with them. Subsequent chapters delve into specific mechanical behaviors of polymers such as linear elasticity, hyperelasticity, creep, viscoelasticity, failure, and fracture. The book concludes with chapters discussing electroactive polymers, hydrogels, and the mechanical characterization of polymers. This is a useful reference text that will benefit graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and engineers in the mechanics of materials, polymer science, mechanical engineering and material science.Additional resources related to the book can be found at polymersmechanics.com.

Key Features

  • Provides examples of real-world applications that demonstrate the use of models in designing polymer-based components
  • Includes access to a companion site from where readers can download FEA and MATLAB code, FEA simulation files, videos and other supplemental material
  • Features end-of-chapter summaries with design and analysis guidelines, practice problem sets based on real-life situations, and both analytical and computational examples to bridge academic and industrial applications

Readership

Graduate students, postdocs, researchers, and engineers in the mechanics of materials, polymer science, mechanical engineering, and material science

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction and background
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: Historical perspective
  • 1.3: Type of polymers
  • 1.4: Areas of study in polymer science
  • 1.5: Industrial applications of polymers
  • 1.6: Closing remarks
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 2: General properties of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Quasi-static mechanical response
  • 2.3: Long-term properties
  • 2.4: Dynamic properties
  • 2.5: Other properties
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Processing and manufacturing of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Extrusion
  • 3.3: Sheets, films, and filaments
  • 3.4: Thermoforming
  • 3.5: Injection molding
  • 3.6: Additive manufacturing
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Linear elastic behavior of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Stress and equilibrium
  • 4.3: Strain and compatibility
  • 4.4: Linear elastic material behavior
  • 4.5: Structural component design
  • 4.6: Applied FEA simulation examples
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Hyperelastic behavior of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Theoretical preliminaries
  • 5.3: Stress–strain relationships
  • 5.4: Hyperelastic models
  • 5.5: Applications of hyperelastic models in component design
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Creep behavior of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Simple creep models
  • 6.3: Additional creep models
  • 6.4: Applications of creep in component design
  • 6.5: Applied FEA simulation example
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Viscoelastic behavior of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Theoretical preliminaries
  • 7.3: Linear viscoelasticity
  • 7.4: Applications of linear viscoelasticity in component design
  • 7.5: Applied FEA simulation example
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Electroactive polymers
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Theoretical preliminaries
  • 8.3: Electrostrictive polymers
  • 8.4: Dielectric elastomers
  • 8.5: Applications of electroactive polymers
  • 8.6: Applied FEA simulation example
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Hydrogels
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Mechanics of hydrogels
  • 9.3: Applications of hydrogels
  • 9.4: Applied FEA simulation example
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Failure and fracture of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Shear yielding
  • 10.3: Crazing
  • 10.4: Fracture mechanics
  • 10.5: Fatigue
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Characterization of polymers
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Thermal characterizations
  • 11.3: Microscopy characterizations
  • 11.4: Spectroscopy characterizations
  • Practice problems
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: December 2, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210789
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128210796

About the Author

George Youssef

George Youssef is a professor of mechanical engineering at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States. He received his PhD in experimental solid mechanics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also has master’s degrees from UCLA in solid and structural mechanics and from California State University, Northridge in systems controls. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, has received multiple educational and research awards, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles in well-known journals. His research interest is in mechanics of non-traditional materials, including polymers, fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites, active polymers, and composites of smart materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA

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