Plastics for Engineers

Plastics for Engineers

An Introductory Course

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: G. R. Palin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138985

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Plastics for Engineers: An Introductory Course discusses the various applications of plastics in all fields of engineering, from gears and bearings to boat hulls and car bodies. This book presents a basic account of the nature, applications, and engineering properties of this group of materials. Comprised of 15 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the various types of polymer structure and their effect on the properties. This text then outlines the methods of fabricating plastics, followed by a brief description of the nature, properties, and applications of some of the more significant plastics. Other chapters consider the main use of plastics as insulators in electrical engineering. The final chapter deals with the applications of the various types of silicones, which depends on their properties. This book is intended to be suitable for students in all fields of engineering. Qualified engineers and chemists will also find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. Polymers

    2. Structure of Polymeric Materials

    3. Mechanical Properties of Plastics

    4. Electrical Properties of Plastics

    5. Physical and Chemical Properties of Plastics

    6. Expanding, Plasticizing, Filling and Reinforcing

    7. Fabrication

    8. Design with Plastics

    9. Adhesives and Coatings

    10. Polyolefins

    11. Vinyl Plastics

    12. Non-ethenic Thermoplastics

    13. Thermosetting Plastics

    14. Rubbers

    15. Silicones

    Appendix A. Tables of Mechanical, Electrical and Physical Properties

    Appendix B. The Identification of Common Plastics by Simple Tests



Product details

  • No. of pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138985

About the Author

G. R. Palin

About the Editors

A. Kennaway

G. Tolley

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