Chapter 11. Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Theories, Experiments, and Nematodynamic Simulations of Shearing Flows

  1. Dr. Purushottam D. Gujrati2,3 and
  2. Dr. Arkadii I. Leonov4
  1. Hongyan Chen1 and
  2. Arkady I. Leonov4

Published Online: 16 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630257.ch11

Modeling and Simulation in Polymers

Modeling and Simulation in Polymers

How to Cite

Chen, H. and Leonov, A. I. (2010) Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Theories, Experiments, and Nematodynamic Simulations of Shearing Flows, in Modeling and Simulation in Polymers (eds P. D. Gujrati and A. I. Leonov), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527630257.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, 302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA

  2. 3

    The University of Akron, The Departments of Physics and Polymer Science, Akron, OH 44325, USA

  3. 4

    The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering, Polymer Engineering Academic Center, Akron, OH 44325-0301, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering, Akron, OH 44325-0301, USA

  2. 4

    The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering, Polymer Engineering Academic Center, Akron, OH 44325-0301, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 21 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324156

Online ISBN: 9783527630257

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Keywords:

  • continuum theory;
  • Frank elasticity;
  • internal rotations;
  • liquid crystalline polymers;
  • polymer nematics;
  • thermotropic LCPs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Review

  • General Equations and Simulation Procedures

  • LCP and their Parameters Established in Simulations

  • Results of Simulations

  • Conclusions and Discussions

  • References