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)


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.


Relaxation Modulus Polymer Glass Cohesive Energy Density Linear Viscoelastic Material Film Base 
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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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