Basic Polymer Engineering Data

Copyright: 2017
ISBN: 9781569906491
Hardcover: 245 pages
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Much more than a data reference, this book uses numerous examples to show how to apply basic design data to solve practical problems in polymer engineering. It offers both resin and up-to-date machine design data in a concise format and shows how resin-compatible polymer processing equipment can be designed by using easily understandable computational procedures based on thermodynamics and rheology.

Basic design data for resins (mechanical, thermal, rheological, electrical, and optical properties), machines, parts, and processes is complemented by demonstrations of how to apply this data for application in extrusion, blown film, thermoforming, and injection molding. It is designed for simplicity, and all calculations can be carried out with a handheld calculator.

With a practical and time-saving approach to problem-solving in plastics processing—which in many cases negates the need for complex, expensive software or databases—this book is a handy tool for beginners, practicing engineers, students, instructors in the field of plastics technology, and scientists from other fields with an interest in polymer engineering.

Author Info:

Rao, N.

Natti S. Rao obtained his B. Tech (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and then joined BASF AG as a senior research scientist. Later he served as a technical adviser to the leading machine and resin manufacturers in various countries.

Dr. Rao has published over 70 papers and authored five books on designing polymer machinery with the help of computers. Prior to starting his consulting company (Plastics Solutions International) in 1987, he worked as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (Madras). Besides consulting, he holds seminars on computer-aided design of polymer machinery. Dr. Rao gave lectures on polymer engineering at the University of Texas Austin and is presently involved in continuing education at UMass Lowell.

Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineering (SPE).