Strain-coupling effects in branched polymers

J. S. Vrentas, C. M. Vrentas, D. C. Venerus

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The applicability of a strain-coupling integral constitutive equation to the analysis of the nonlinear viscoelasticity of branched polymers is evaluated. A simpler and more efficient method is proposed for evaluating the material functions of the strain-coupling constitutive equation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalRheologica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Strain coupling
  • double-step experiment
  • nonlinear viscoelasticity


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