Calculation of Molecular Deformation and Orientation in Elastomers Using the Flory Network Model

  • Burak Erman


The molecular model of an elastomeric network with local intermolecular correlations, given by Flory, is used to calculate the components of the molecular deformation tensor and molecular orientation. Effects of molecular parameters such as severity of entanglements, network inhomogeneities and conditions during cross-linking are discussed. Components of molecular deformation and orientation are calculated for a network under uniaxial stress.


Orientation Function Real Network Macroscopic Strain Segmental Orientation Microscopic Deformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burak Erman
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  1. 1.School of EngineeringBogazici UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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