Viscous behavior of PS, PP, and ABS in terms of temperature and pressure-dependent hole fraction



We have developed a zero-shear viscous model in terms of temperature- and pressure-dependent hole fraction computed from Simha-Somcynsky Hole Theory. This model successfully interprets the viscosity data of PS, PP, and ABS as a function of hole fraction for a broad range of temperature and pressure. We have also introduced and discussed a new term: Viscoholibility; the derivative of logarithm of viscosity with respect to hole fraction. When the hole fraction takes highest available value, the viscoholibility approaches asymptotically to a constant value by which the viscosity changes linearly with the hole fraction. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010