Applied Rheology

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Simulating ultrasonic decrosslinking of crosslinked high-density polyethylene

Keyuan Huang and Avraam Isayev
16 January 2017
Process modeling results are validated with experimental twin-screw extrusion measurements.

Crystalline polycarbonate articles fabricated by hot powder compaction

Abdul Salam Thelakkadan and Zahir Bashir
6 January 2017
The feasibility of a novel method is demonstrated by producing crystalline polycarbonate with a defined shape from polycarbonate for the first time.

Characterizing the bulk viscosity of polypropylene melt

Prapol Chivapornthip and Erik L. J. Bohez
19 December 2016
Uniaxial compression experiments show that the bulk viscosity has a higher magnitude than shear viscosity and should therefore not be neglected during flow analysis of the injection-molding process.

Investigating radiation effects in polymethacrylimide sandwich structure composites

Rafael J. Zaldivar, Aura Labatete-Goeppinger, Dhruv N. Patel, and James P. Nokes
27 September 2016
Upon radiation exposure, polymer fragmentation causes a sharp degradation in the mechanical and thermal properties of Rohacell foams.

Interfacial nanoreinforcement improves bamboo fiber/polymer composites

Florent Gauvin and Mathieu Robert
6 September 2016
A fully biobased composite material, composed of bamboo fibers and a nanoparticle-reinforced bio-epoxy matrix, exhibits improved mechanical properties.

Microcellular injection-molded blends of polylactic acid and poly(ε-caprolactone)

Haibin Zhao, Guoqun Zhao, Xingru Yan, and Zhanhu Guo
30 August 2016
Enhancing the complex viscosity of polylactic acid/poly(ε-caprolactone) blends leads to better foaming behavior and pore microstructure.

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.