A short random walk through polymer material behavior

  • Avner Friedman
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 67)

Abstract

Photographic film (or rather the base of a film) is made of transparent polymeric material. In this chapter we consider material properties of such film. Suppose a flat photographic film shown in Figure 16.1(a) is bent around a cylinder, as depicted in Figure 16.1(b), is held in this state for some time t w , and is then released. If the film were purely elastic then it will instantaneously recover its original flat shape.

Keywords

Crystallization Rubber Vinyl Macromolecule Strain Hardening 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avner Friedman
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  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and its ApplicationsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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