Computer Simulation of Entanglements in Viscoelastic Polymer Melts

Johannes Tiemen Padding

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

    Abstract

    In this thesis we report on computer simulations of polymer melts. Polymers in a melt can be viewed as long molecules which coil around each other and hinder each other’s motions: they are “entangled”. Entanglements occur because bonds between two adjacent atoms in a polymer chain can never be crossed by other such bonds. The goal of our study was to simulate and to understand the dynamical and rheological behavior resulting from this entanglement effect. Because of its relative simplicity, we have chosen polyethylene (PE) as our primary system of interest.
    LanguageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Briels, Willem J., Supervisor
    • van der Hoef, Martin Anton, Member
    Award date24 Jan 2003
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs9036518644
    StatePublished - 24 Jan 2003

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    computerized simulation
    polymers
    theses
    polyethylenes
    coils
    atoms
    molecules

    Keywords

    • IR-38654
    • METIS-211932

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    Padding, J. T. (2003). Computer Simulation of Entanglements in Viscoelastic Polymer Melts Enschede: Twente University Press (TUP)
    Padding, Johannes Tiemen. / Computer Simulation of Entanglements in Viscoelastic Polymer Melts. Enschede : Twente University Press (TUP), 2003. 150 p.
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