Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Kinetic-Energy Correction

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6671

n (1) In the Izod, Charpy and tensile-impact tests, a subtraction of the kinetic energy imparted to the broken-off part of the specimen. (2) In measurement of  Dilute-Solution Viscosity a correction for the energy required to accelerate the liquid in the reservoir to its higher velocity in the capillary. A similar correction is theoretically needed in melt rheometry, but has so far been found to be much smaller than the errors of measurement. (Kamide K, Dobashi T (2000) Physical chemistry of polymer solutions. Elsevier, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA