Best Reference Books – Polymer Processing

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Polymer Processing Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Polymer Processing.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Polymer Processing, Principles and Design” by G Baird and D I Collias

Book Review: This book embeds skills in readers and knowledge to design process that are needed to manufacture thermoplastic parts. The book also explains general theory and concepts related to polymer processing along with diffusion and mass transfer basics. The book also explains practical aspects of polymer processing that include mixing, extrusion dies and post die processing. The book also discusses common processing problems. This book also contains a chapter on thermoplastics recycling and processing of renewable polymers. The book also contains problems that deal with real world polymer processing issues.

2. “Fundamentals of Polymer Processing” by Middleman S
3. “Mechanics of Polymer Processing” by J R A
4. “Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids” by Bird R B

“Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids” Book Review: The book covers the key topics of polymeric liquids. It is prescribed for the students of graduate level courses. It is a part of a two-volume book. Volume 1 covers the concepts of fluid mechanics such as methods for solving polymer fluid dynamics problems. Volume 2 focuses more on the kinetic theory. Concepts such as bulk flow behaviour, polymer structures and molecular models are elucidated in volume 2. The reader can find various end of chapter problems in the text.

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5. “Control Methods in Polymer Processing (Studies in Polymer Science)” by L Halasz

“Control Methods in Polymer Processing (Studies in Polymer Science)” Book Review: The book covers the most important aspect of polymer processes. It can be accessed by students and researchers alike. The book illustrates process theories and automation levels of polymer processes. Concepts of mixing, calendering, screw plastications, sheet and tube extrusion are presented. Static, dynamic processes and viable control systems are also elaborated. A few other concepts explained are: film blowing, blow moulding and injection moulding and their control methods.

6. “Polymer Processing: Modeling and Simulation” by Tim Osswald & Juan Pablo Hernandez

“Polymer Processing: Modeling and Simulation” Book Review: The book discusses both traditional and latest technologies associated with the plastics industry. The book also blends both engineering modelling aspects and computer simulation of realistic polymer processes. The book provides an overview of the polymer process to engineering students of both mechanical and chemical domains. It is written in a 3-part fashion. The 1st and 2nd parts give an introduction to polymer processing to students of senior- to graduate level courses. The third part specifically deals with the simulation in polymer processing for students of a graduate course. The reader can find many examples, illustrations and problems with solutions that aid in a better understanding.

7. “Applied Rheology In Polymer Processing” by Gupta

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“Applied Rheology In Polymer Processing” Book Review: The book covers a wide variety of concepts regarding polymer rheology. It is suitable for students of undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. The book begins by introducing the readers to the basic principles, parameters, mathematical concepts used in polymer rheology. Subsequent chapters deal with melt flow analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, polymer solutions, principles of rheometry. The readers can find a plethora of solved problems and exercises throughout the text. A few other concepts described are: linear viscoelasticity, mechanical models, non-newtonian fluids, modified Reynolds, viscoelastic responses.

8. “Polymer Melt Processing: Foundations in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer” by Morton M Denn

“Polymer Melt Processing: Foundations in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer” Book Review: The book covers all the vital topics of polymer melt processing. It is suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate level students studying polymer processing. Fluid mechanics and heat transfer concepts on which polymer melt processing is built are elucidated. It is written in an easily comprehensible manner.

9. “Principles of Polymer Processing” by Roger T Fenner

“Principles of Polymer Processing” Book Review: The book introduces the readers to essential topics of polymer processing. It targets students and researchers studying polymer processing. The contents of the book are written over 7 chapters. The first few chapters familiarize the readers with polymeric materials, processes, injection moulding, calendaring. Further, the book dives into thermal properties of polymers, melt viscosities, properties of polymer melts. The last chapters talk in detail about screw extrusion, melt flow processes.

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10. “Crystallization Modalities in Polymer Melt Processing” by Janeschitz-Kriegl

“Crystallization Modalities in Polymer Melt Processing” Book Review: The book specifically deals with crystallization modalities involved in polymer processing. It is suitable for chemists, physicists, scientists of the polymer industry. Concepts of heat transfer, momentum transfer (rheology) with crystallization kinetics are covered. Common problems encountered such as anisotropic shrinkage, warping, and split fiber formation as well applications of polymers are explained. The book consists of 4 chapters. It begins with basics and goes on to talk about kinetics, flow induced processes.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Polymer Processing, Principles and Design” by G Baird and D I Collias, “Fundamentals of Polymer Processing” by Middleman S, “Mechanics of Polymer Processing” by J R A, “Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids” by Bird R B, “Control Methods in Polymer Processing (Studies in Polymer Science)” by L Halasz, “Polymer Processing: Modeling and Simulation” by Tim Osswald & Juan Pablo Hernandez, “Applied Rheology In Polymer Processing” by Gupta, “Polymer Melt Processing: Foundations In Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer” by Morton M Denn, “Principles of Polymer Processing” by Roger T Fenner, “Crystallization Modalities in Polymer Melt Processing” by Janeschitz-Kriegl – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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