Applied Rheology

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Enhanced cellulose nanofibril/polypropylene composites for 3D printing

Lu Wang and Douglas J. Gardner
14 June 2017
Novel composites containing natural spray-dried nanofibers have improved rheological properties over conventional filled polypropylene composites and may be suitable for fused filament fabrication.

Toughening polyoxymethylene by polyolefin elastomer and compatibilizer

Wenqing Yang, Xuan-Lun Wang, Xingru Yan, and Zhanhu Guo
28 April 2017
Glycidyl methacrylate-grafted high-density polyethylene improved the compatibility of polyoxymethylene and polyolefin elastomer, in turn enhancing the properties of polyoxymethylene.

Development of stable polymeric structures for harsh oil-reservoir conditions

Gerardo Pineda-Torres, Luis Cervantes-Montejano, Fernando Barragán-Aroche, Simon López-Ramírez, and Cecilia Durán-Valencia
19 April 2017
Understanding the structure-function relationship in polymeric materials enables the development of stable products to optimize hydrocarbon recovery under harsh conditions.

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.