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Polymer Foams Handbook

  • ID: 1769624
  • February 2007
  • 562 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

This handbook explores the applications of polymer foams, and the properties that make them suitable for so many applications, in the detail required by postgraduate students, researchers and the many industrial engineers and designers who work with polymer foam in industry.

It covers the mechanical properties of foams and foam microstructure, processing of foams, mechanical testing and analysis (using Finite element analysis). In addition, it uniquely offers a broader perspective on the actual engineering of foams and foam based (or foam including) products by including nine detailed case studies which firmly plant the theory of the book in a real world context, making it ideal for both polymer engineers and chemists and mechanical engineers and product designers.

Complete coverage of the mechanical and design aspects of polymer foams from an acknowledged international expert: no other book is available with this breadth making this a plastics engineer's first choice for a single volume Handbook
Polymer foams are ubiquitous in modern life, used everywhere from running shoes to furniture, and this book includes nine extensive case studies covering each key class of application, including biomechanics
Offers a rigorous mechanical and microstructure perspective, plus a computer based chapter: Essential for engineers and designers alike.

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Introduction
Basics of the mechanics of polymers
PU foam processing and microstructure
Bead foam processing and microstructure
Mechanical testing of polymeric foams
FEA modelling
Micromechanics of Open-cell foams
Air flow in open cell foams
Case study: Seating design
Case study: Sports and impact mats
Micromechanics of closed cell foams
Case study: Transit packaging
Case study: Running shoe foams
Case study: Cycle helmets
Indentation, crack and fracture toughness
Case study: Motorcycle helmets
Case study: Hip protectors
Case study: Thermal sandwich panels
Creep and creep mechanisms
Effects of water on polymer mechanics and performance
Case study: Rugby and Soccer protection

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Mills, Nigel

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