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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 7-20
  4. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 21-34
  5. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 51-61
  6. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 63-68
  7. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 69-77
  8. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 79-86
  9. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 87-96
  10. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 97-104
  11. Ingo Müller, Peter Strehlow
    Pages 105-110
  12. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Experiments with rubber balloons and rubber sheets have led to surprising observations, some of them hitherto unknown or not previously described in the literature. In balloons, these phenomena are due to the non-monotonic pressure-radius characteristic which makes balloons a subject of interest to physicists engaged in stability studies. Here is a situation in which symmetry breaking and hysteresis may be studied analytically, because the stress-stretch relations of rubber - and its non-convex free energy - can be determined explicitly from the kinetic theory of rubber and from non-linear elasticity.

Since rubber elasticity and the elasticity of gases are both entropy-induced, a rubber balloon represents a compromise between the entropic tendency of a gas to expand and the entropic tendency of rubber to contract.

Thus rubber and rubber balloons furnish instructive paradigms of thermodynamics. This monograph treats the subject at a level appropriate for post-graduate studies.

Keywords

Nonlinear Elasticity Rubber Rubber Balloons Rubber Membranes crystal dynamics elasticity entropy thermodynamics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b93853
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20244-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45223-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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