Catastrophic failure of polymer melts during extension

Henrik K. Rasmussen

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Numerical flow modeling has been applied to study the break of monodisperse polymer melts during extension. These continuum mechanical based computations are within the ideas of the microstructural ’interchain pressure’ theory. Calculated breaks, a result of small initial sample imperfections, agree with experimental observations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Pages (from-to)136-140
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Considere failure
  • Extension
  • Polymer melts
  • Finite element
  • Interchain pressure

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