Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination
Introduction to Plastics Engineering
Vijay K. Stokes
Vijay K. Stokes
Search for other works by this author on:
No. of Pages:
ASME Press
Publication date:

Prediction of part performance and processing requiresmodels that characterize the response of plastics to thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic stimuli. In mechanics, or engineering science, the relationships between imposed stimuli and the resulting response are called constitutive equations. Because of the complex response of plastics – both in the solid and liquid phases – constitutive equations for plastics are more complex than those for metals and ceramics. Simple models for the mechanical behavior of plastics are discussed in Chapter 4.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal