Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Entangled Polymer Rheology: Efficient Algorithms and Coarse-Graining of Slip-Link Model
by Taletskiy, Konstantin, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2018, 157; 10981358
Abstract (Summary)

This manuscript presents the work done with the Discrete Slip-Link model (DSM) and efforts to improve it through new theoretical derivations and computational algorithms. New results are presented for melts of broadly polydisperse linear chains as well as for monodisperse star-branched chains. Significant portion of this work is dedicated to the development of the new method for coarse-graining physical models and application of it to the problem of mechanical relaxation of star-branched polymers in DSM.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schieber, Jay D.
Commitee: Lichter, Seth H., Murad, Sohail, Venerus, David C., Wereszczynski, Jeff
School: Illinois Institute of Technology
Department: Chemical and Biological Engineering
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 80/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Chemistry, Chemical engineering
Keywords: Coarse-graining, Entanglements, Polydisperse blends, Polymers, Rheology, Slip-link model
Publication Number: 10981358
ISBN: 978-0-438-90625-9
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