
Accession Number : AD0860880
Title : Influence of Torsional Stiffness Upon Temperature Response of a Polymeric Chain.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE AL REDSTONE RESEARCH LABS
Personal Author(s) : Majerus, John N.
Report Date : OCT 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 87
Abstract : The influence of torsional stiffness upon the temperature dependence of the mean square endtoend polymer chain distance <r squared> was studied parametrically for six different polymer chain models. The equations for <r squared> expressed in terms of the torsional potential energy, were differentiated with respect to temperature and the resulting equations were evaluated numerically. The magnitudes and locations of the secondary barrier heights, angular location and magnitudes of the energy minima, angular location of the maximum barrier, spacing of the extrema, and the number of extrema were each found to play a significant role in the value of the predicted thermal expansion coefficients. The coefficients were also found to critically depend upon the relative energy ratio and were usually a highly nonlinear function of this ratio. Transitions between positive and negative values of the thermal expansion coefficients were found to exist and to depend upon the torsional potential shape, energy ratio, and the polymer chain model. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT BINDERS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*POLYMERS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, TORSION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), CHEMICAL BONDS.
Subject Categories : Plastics
Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Solid Rocket Propellants
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE