Polymer Rheology: Progress and Prospects

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 221

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School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Interests: suspension rheology; elongational flows of non-colloidal suspensions; flow properties; anisotropic thermal conductivity in sheared polypropylene; polymer rheology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymers are some of the most important materials in modern-day technology and daily life. Their complex rheological properties, such as their melt viscosity, flow properties, viscoelasticity, temperature dependence, glass transition temperature, and aging behavior, should be considered when using or producing polymeric materials. Various testing and analytical methods can optimize the rheological properties of polymers until they meet all application requirements.

Previously, we experimentally and theoretically investigated the effect of particle roughness on suspension rheology, the elongational flows of non-colloidal suspensions, viscometric functions for non-colloidal sphere suspensions, bread dough rheology and the effect of pre-test deformation, and anisotropic thermal conductivity in sheared polypropylene, among other topics.

Based on these results, this Special Issue aims to provide an academic exchange platform for research on polymer rheology. 

Dr. Shaocong Dai
Guest Editor

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  • melt viscosity
  • suspension rheology
  • elongational flows of non-colloidal suspensions
  • viscometric functions
  • flow properties
  • viscoelasticity
  • temperature dependence
  • anisotropic thermal conductivity in sheared polypropylene
  • glass transition temperature
  • polymer rheology

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