Picture of Polymeric Materials

Polymeric Materials

Structure, Properties, Applications
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 9781569903100
Softcover: 278 pages
$109.99 (US)


General Characteristics of Polymeric Materials. Molecular Structure and Synthesis of Polymers. Structure of Polymeric Materials. Thermomechanical Properties. Mechanical Behaviour. Aging and Stabilization. Overview of Selected Polymeric Materials. Guide Values of the Physical Properties.


Awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2001

This book focuses on the relationships between the chemical structure and the related physical characteristics of plastics, which determine appropriate material selection, design, and processing of plastic parts. One of the special features is the extensive discussion and explanation of the interdependence between structure, properties, and processing. The book contains numerous application-oriented examples and is presented at an intermediate level for both practicing plastic engineers and advanced engineering students.

Author Info:

Ehrenstein, G.

Dr. Gottfried Ehrenstein obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Hannover, Germany. He was employed for 10 years within the Technical Plastics Application Department at BASF AG. From 1977 to 1989, he was the director for plastics material technology at the University of Kassel. Since 1989, he has been the director of the Institute of Polymer Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has more than 250 international publications and 15 books specializing in polymer technology processing and design.