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The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry

Mathematical Modelling for Polymer Processing

Polymerization, Crystallization, Manufacturing

Editors: Capasso, Vincenzo (Ed.)

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Polymers are substances made of macromolecules formed by thousands of atoms organized in one (homopolymers) or more (copolymers) groups that repeat themselves to form linear or branched chains, or lattice structures. The concept of polymer traces back to the years 1920's and is one of the most significant ideas of last century. It has given great impulse to indus­ try but also to fundamental research, including life sciences. Macromolecules are made of sm all molecules known as monomers. The process that brings monomers into polymers is known as polymerization. A fundamental contri­ bution to the industrial production of polymers, particularly polypropylene and polyethylene, is due to the Nobel prize winners Giulio Natta and Karl Ziegler. The ideas of Ziegler and Natta date back to 1954, and the process has been improved continuously over the years, particularly concerning the design and shaping of the catalysts. Chapter 1 (due to A. Fasano ) is devoted to a review of some results concerning the modelling of the Ziegler- Natta polymerization. The specific ex am pie is the production of polypropilene. The process is extremely complex and all studies with relevant mathematical contents are fairly recent, and several problems are still open.

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"This book is a monograph in Springer’s Mathematics in Industry series … . It is a merit of the book that it can be read without much knowledge of the application area as such, but at the same time contains very useful analyses for researchers … . it is certainly very well suited for a first encounter with a variety of mathematical modeling aspects … . I can also recommend it for modeling classes at the graduate level, as well as to authors … ." (Robert M. M. Mattheij, SIAM Review, Vol. 46 (1), 2004)

"This book provides the first unified presentation of the mathematical modelling of polymerisation, crystallisation and extrusion of polymer melts, by means of advanced methods, presented in an accessible way for applied scientists and engineers. The present volume is the result of a long-term co-operation between different polymer research terms in Europe." (Materials World, Vol. 11 (5), 2003)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Modelling for Polymer Processing
Book Subtitle
Polymerization, Crystallization, Manufacturing
Editors
  • Vincenzo Capasso
Series Title
The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55771-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55771-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43412-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62810-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 320
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