Applied Rheology

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Rheological characterization of fibril-reinforced fiber-based polymer blend

Roozbeh Hajiraissi and Yousef Jahani
24 April 2018
Introducing a fibrillar morphology into a polymer blend enhances the adsorption and mechanical strength of the resultant composite.

Poly(hydroxamic acid) hydrogels for the removal of dyes from aqueous solutions

Dursun Saraydın, Yasemin Işıkver, and Erdener Karadağ
6 March 2018
The crosslinker used in the preparation of a poly(hydroxamic acid) hydrogel has a greater effect on its dye-sorbent properties (i.e., the removal efficiency) than does the type of dye.

Rheology of polyacrylamide/layered double hydroxide nanocomposites

N'guadi Blaise Allou and Rajib Lochan Goswamee
30 January 2018
The viscoelastic properties and stability of hybrid gels, synthesized via in situ polymerization, are improved upon addition of magnesium-aluminum layered double hydroxide.

Transient modeling of viscosity

Amir Moshe
16 January 2018
The viscoelastic behavior of polymer melt is a significant factor during rheological characterization and should be taken into account during analysis and viscosity modeling.

High-efficiency hot embossing for polypropylene

Jingyao Sun, Daming Wu, Ying Liu, Zhenzhou Yang, and Pengsheng Gou
7 November 2017
A new plate-to-plate isothermal hot embossing method with a low cycle time enables highly uniform microstructures to be introduced in semicrystalline polymers for use in practical devices.

Real-time viscosity monitoring during graft copolymerization of gelatinized starch

Judy R. Witono, Inge-Willem Noordergraaf, Erik Heeres, and Leon P. B. M. Janssen
17 October 2017
A combined stirrer–torque meter provides a novel and effective way to obtain continuous, in-line measurements of reaction mixtures.

Novel indicator of weld line strength in extruded parts

Luís L. Ferrás, Yalew Sitotaw, Célio Fernandes, João M. Nóbrega, and Olga S. Carneiro
14 July 2017
A combined numerical and experimental approach provides an improved understanding of the correlation between flow conditions and the strength of weld lines.

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.