Applied Rheology

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Sepiolite fibers improve the mechanical and shape-memory properties of polyurethane

Hongxiang Chen and Guihui Yu
15 August 2016
Sepiolite fibers are incorporated in a simple and practical method to achieve increased tensile strength characteristics and shape fixity ratios of polyurethane composites.

Using elongational flow to enhance the properties of polypropylene nanocomposites

Sundaresan Arunachalam, Markus Battisti, Leonhard Perko, Sebastian Stieger, and Walter Friesenbichler
4 August 2016
Different nozzle geometries were investigated to find the optimum injection molding strategy for the production of polymer nanoclay composites.

Polylactic acid biocomposite filaments with improved mechanical properties

Caroline A. Murphy and Maurice N. Collins
1 August 2016
Fully biodegradable polylactic acid/microcrystalline cellulose composites, with surface-modified reinforcing cellulose, are suitable for 3D printing applications.

Correlation between filler concentration and viscosity power-law for polymer slurries

Gregory A. Campbell and Mark D. Wetzel
28 July 2016
A new predictive relationship that is based on percolation theory concepts has been verified with tubular flow experiments.

Shear viscosity of fast-reacting aqueous polymer solutions

Magnus Tewes and Urs Alexander Peuker
18 July 2016
A power-law function is used in a simple empirical approach to describe the shear viscosity of acrylic acid in water during polymerization.

Numerical simulation and experimental validation of the dip-coating process

Xian-Ming Zhang, Meng-Meng Chen, Jian-Ping Ma, Wen-Xing Chen, and Lian-Fang Feng
15 July 2016
A comprehensive investigation involved the direct measurement of the thickness, free surface, and flow field of non-Newtonian fluids and polyacrylic acid solutions.

High-molecular-weight polyvinylidene difluoride binder for high-capacity cathodes

Maurizio Biso, Md-Jamal Uddin, and Sung-Jin Cho
24 June 2016
Slurries prepared with optimized binders exhibit good rheological characteristics and are a cost-effective option for lithium-ion battery applications.

Frictional heating of extruded polymer melts

José Pérez-González, Héctor S. Zamora-López, and Benjamí-n M. Marí-n-Santibáñez
8 June 2016
Rheo-particle image velocimetry and thermal imaging results show that frictional and viscous heating act synergistically to produce significant temperature increases when a melt is extruded under slip conditions.

Predicting viscosity and relaxation modulus of polymers

Huimin Li and Boming Zhang
26 April 2016
The novel ‘viscosity-cure’ shift factor is used to model the rheological and stress relaxation behavior of epoxy resin during the curing process.

New method for the design of high-performance polypropylene

Shuai Zhou and Zhong Xin
18 March 2016
Beta-form polypropylene can be produced through the introduction of a branching molecular architecture and by conducting crystallization under shear and rapid cooling conditions.