Addition polymers, Condensation polymers, Copolymers, Cross-linked polymers, Molecular symmetry and the tendency to form crystals, Distribution of relative molecular mass, Structure ofthe crystal, Crystal shape, Crystallinity, Crystallization and melting, the glass transition temperature, Molecular conformation in the amorphous polymer, the freely joint chain, the Gaussian chain, Molecular orientation.
Structure of an ideal rubber, Entropy elasticity, elasticity of a network, Stress-strain relationship,Engineering rubbers, The nature of viscoelasticty, Creep, Stress relaxation, Dynamic properties,Theory of linear viscoelasticity, Polymer selection: stiffness.
Yielding, Crazing, Linear elastic fracture mechanics, Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, Brittle fracture of polymer, rubber toughening, Reinforced plastics, Forming of reinforced plastics, the mechanics of fibre reinforcement, Reinforced rubbers.
The flow properties of polymer melts, Cooling and solidification, Extrusion, Injection moulding,Compression and transfer moulding.
Materials selection, Designing for manufacture, Designing for stiffness, Designing for strength, Case Histories.