Polyurethane Elastomers

From Morphology to Mechanical Aspects

Authors: Prisacariu, Cristina

  • The special DBDI based PUs covered  help scientists understand the role of introducing an enhanced crystallinty to the overall properties of such polyurethanes and of elastomeric materials

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   A comprehensive account of the physical / mechanical behaviour of polyurethanes (PU´s) elastomers, films and blends of variable crystallinity. Aspects covered include the elasticity and inelasticity of amorphous to crystalline PUs, in relation to their sensitivity to chemical and physical structure. A study is  made of how aspects of the constitutive responses of PUs vary with composition: the polyaddition procedure, the hard segment, soft segment and chain extender (diols and diamines) are varied systematically in a large number of systems of model and novel crosslinked andthermoplastic PUs. Results will be related to: microstructural changes, on the basis of evidence from x-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS), and also dynamic mechanical analyses (DMA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and IR dichroism. Inelastic effects will be investigated also by including quantitative correlations between the magnitude of the Mullins effect and the fractional energy dissipation by hysteresis under cyclic straining, giving common relations approached by all the materials studied. A major structural feature explored is the relationship between the nature of the hard segment (crystallising or not) and that of the soft segments. Crystallinity has been sometimes observed in the commercial PUs hard phase but this is usually limited to only a few percent for most hard segment structures when solidified from the melt. One particular diisocyanate, 4,4’-dibenzyl diisocyanate (DBDI) that, in the presence of suitable chain extenders ( diols or diamines), gives rise to significant degrees of crystallinity [i-iii] and this is included in the present work. Understanding the reaction pathways involved, in resolving the subtle morphological evolution at the nanometre level, and capturing mathematically the complex, large-deformation nonlinear viscoelastic mechanical behaviour are assumed to bring new important insights in the world basic research in polyurethanes and towards applied industrial research in this area.

Reviews

Jiri G. Drobny, President
Drobny Polymer Associates
Merrimack, NH USA


The book is written by a true expert on the subject. It is not only a review of the state of the art but also a collection of new contributions in some specialized areas. The size of the publication is only 250 pages but it is amazing how much it covers: chemistry, structural studies, thermal behavior, mechanical aspects, morphology, new developments, and perspectives. The treatment of the subject is thorough and systematic, yet the text is clearly written and the style is readable. Given that, the book will be a very useful resource for a wide range of readers, from advanced students to university educators and scientists working in the field of polyurethane elastomers.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Chemistry of polyurethane elastomers

    Prisacariu, Cristina

    Pages 1-22

  • Structural studies on polyurethane elastomers

    Prisacariu, Cristina

    Pages 23-60

  • Thermal behaviour of polyurethane elastomers

    Prisacariu, Cristina

    Pages 61-101

  • Mechanical aspects of polyurethane elastomers

    Prisacariu, Cristina

    Pages 103-202

  • Deformation induced morphological developments

    Prisacariu, Cristina

    Pages 203-217

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0513-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1694-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyurethane Elastomers
Book Subtitle
From Morphology to Mechanical Aspects
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag/Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0514-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0514-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0513-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1694-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 255
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