Modelling volume recovery in glassy polymers

Aleksey D. Drozdov

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A stochastic model was derived for volume recovery in amorphous glassy polymers after thermal treatment. The constitutive relations incorporate the free volume theory and the concept of hops for rearranging regions and extend the `energy master equation' for structural relaxation in disordered media. Results demonstrated that the model adequately predicts volume recovery in poly(vinyl acetate) and an epoxy glass in the vicinity of the glass transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-540
Number of pages6
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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