1. Basic Concepts in Polymer Melt Rheology and Their Importance in Processing

  1. Marianna Kontopoulou
  1. John Vlachopoulos1 and
  2. Nickolas Polychronopoulos2

Published Online: 7 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118140611.ch1

Applied Polymer Rheology: Polymeric Fluids with Industrial Applications

Applied Polymer Rheology: Polymeric Fluids with Industrial Applications

How to Cite

Vlachopoulos, J. and Polychronopoulos, N. (2011) Basic Concepts in Polymer Melt Rheology and Their Importance in Processing, in Applied Polymer Rheology: Polymeric Fluids with Industrial Applications (ed M. Kontopoulou), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118140611.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    Polydynamics, Inc., Dundas, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470416709

Online ISBN: 9781118140611

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Keywords:

  • polymer melt rheology;
  • extensional viscosity, melt strength;
  • molten polymer characterization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Viscosity of Polymer Melts

  • Extensional Viscosity and Melt Strength

  • Normal Stress Differences and Extrudate Swell

  • Stress Relaxation and Dynamic Measurements

  • Constitutive Equations

  • Problem Solving with the Help of Rheology

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References