Accession Number:

ADA038139

Title:

Mechanical Shear Degradation of Polymers in Solution: A Review.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

A review is given of the breakdown of polymers in solution caused by the application of mechanical shear energy. The characteristics of different degrading devices are mentioned together with the factors which determine the rate and extent of breakdown. The energetics and possible mechanisms of degradation are discussed. Finally, a more critical overall view is given of the results in order to list the conclusions which can be supported by the majority of evidence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE