Accession Number : AD0644098

Title :   A THEORY OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SPHERULITES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST POLYMER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Kawaguchi,T. ; Stein,Richard S.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The mechanical properties of spherulites are calculated from the mechanical properties of the constituent structure which is assumed to be composed of crystalline lamella with transverse isotropy interspersed with isotropic amorphous regions. Using continuum elasticity theory, the mechanical properties of a polymer consisting of an aggregate of such spherulites is calculated from the elastic constants of the crystalline and amorphous regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLYMERS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), SPHERES, CRYSTALS, THEORY, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, LAMINATES

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE