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Introduction to Plastics Engineering

By
Vijay K. Stokes
Vijay K. Stokes
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ISBN:
9781119536574
No. of Pages:
1060
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2020

Prediction of part processing and performance requires models that characterize the response of plastics to thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic stimuli. In mechanics, or engineering science, the equations that describe the response of a material to imposed stimuli are called constitutive equations. The complex behavior of plastics – both in the solid and liquid phases – requires constitutive equations that are more complex than those used for metals and ceramics. This chapter describes simple models for the mechanical behavior of solids.

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