Elasticity, Plasticity and Structure of Matter

Elasticity, Plasticity and Structure of Matter

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R Houwink
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 5/6/2009
EAN 9780521112765, ISBN10: 0521112761

Paperback, 492 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

When this volume was first published in 1971, the science of deformation of materials, now usually known as rheology, had branched out into several new and significant areas of research. In particular, the search for compounds with specified desirable properties had produced synthetic materials of great technological importance. This third edition contains authoritative contributions from specialists in the various fields. The aim of the book was to draw together and discuss the problems of physicists, chemists and technologists, and the editors attempted, in so far as it was possible for a science in a state of growth, to trace a unity of thought THAT is seldom apparent in the literature of this subject. The early chapters deal with the physical principles of elasticity, plasticity and viscosity, and relate physical and chemical structure to rheological properties. Individual chapters later in the book contain comparative accounts of a wide range of materials, some naturally occurring and others man-made; the general theoretical laws of rheology are compared with experimental observations.

1. Rheological behaviour of matter
2. Structure of matter in relation to its elastic and plastic behaviour and failure
3. Specific structures and rheological properties
4. Rheological phenomena
5. Gases
6. Simple liquids
7. Dispersions
8. Thermoplastic materials with limited elasticity (thermoplastics)
9. Elastomeric materials (rubbers)
10. Fibres
11. Glasses and glass-ceramic materials
12. Thermohardening resins
13. Deformation of crystalline solids
14. Bakers' dough
15. Paints and lacquers
16. Clay
17. Miscellaneous substances