Special Issue "Mechanical Behavior of Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
This Special Issue on the mechanical behavior of solid polymers will contain original research and review papers on key topics, including:
- The physics that underlies mechanical behavior
- Constitutive equations: nonlinearity, time-dependence and viscoplasticity
- Fracture phenomena and modelling
- Novel experimental methods, for both mechanical and structural investigations
- Molecular orientation, including biaxial states and shape memory polymers
- Application of numerical techniques, including the Finite Element Method
- Application areas with structural relevance
We believe that a Special Issue that addresses these interlocking areas of interest will be timely. Recent advances in the understanding of the physics of both amorphous and semicrystalline polymers can and do govern the development of constitutive models. The implementation of such models to practical applications becomes increasingly feasible with advances in computing hardware and software. Further, experimental techniques, such as image capture and analysis, continue to become cheaper and more accessible.
Prof. John Sweeney
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Mechanical behavior
- Constitutive model
- Molecular orientation
- Numerical methods
- Shape memory
- Mathematical model