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Engineering Plastics

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Engineering Plastics
Author: T.R Crampton
ISBN 9781847355683

Published: 2014
264 pages

Price: $205.00 + S&H
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Generally speaking, engineering plastics are those which are replacing conventional materials such as metals and alloys in general engineering. In addition, the term 'engineering plastic' covers materials that have superior properties which were not particularly available in conventional polymeric materials such as the exceptionally high heat resistance of polyimides and polysulfides. In addition to conventional materials engineering polymers include materials as diverse as polyether ether ketone, polyimide, polyether-imide and polysulfides.

The mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of polymers are discussed as are other diverse applications such as solvent and detergent resistance, frictional and hardness properties, food packaging applications and gas barrier properties. I addition a very important application is discussed of the resistance of plastics to gamma and others form of radiation namely their use  nuclear industry, medical applications and food sterilisation

1. Introduction
1.1 Mechanical Applications 
1.2 Electrical Applications 
1.3 Thermal Applications
1.4 Miscellaneous Applications 
1.5 Significant Polymer Properties 
2. Mechanical Properties
2.1 Review of Mechanical Properties
2.2 Mechanical Properties of Unreinforced Polymers
2.3 Reinforced Plastics
2.4 Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Virgin and Reinforced  Plastics
2.5 Mechanical Properties of Particular Polymers
2.6 Use of Lubricating Agents in Engineering Polymer Formulations 
3. Thermal Properties of Polymers
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Thermal Expansion Coefficient
3.3 Mould Shrinkage
3.4 Melting Temperature or Softening Point
3.5 Maximum Operating Temperature
3.6 Brittleness Temperature (Low Temperature Embrittlement Temperature)
3.7 Heat Distortion Temperature 
3.8 Thermal Conductivity
3.9 Specific Heat
3.10 Thermal Diffusivity
3.11 Thermal Insulation Indexder RWTH Aachen, Germany
3.12 Glass Transition Temperature
3.13 Alpha, Beta, Gamma Transitions
3.14 Developments in High Temperature Plastics
4. Electrical Properties of Plastics
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Typical Electrical Properties of a Range of Engineering Polymers
4.3 Effect of Reinforcing Agents on Electrical Properties
4.4 Applications of High Dielectric Strength Polymers 
4.5 Effect of Reinforcing Agents on Electrical and Mechanical Properties
4.6 Electrical Properties
4.7 Electrically conductive
4.8 Fire Retardant Plastics for the Electrical Industry
5. Miscellaneous Polymer Properties
5.1 Abrasion Resistance and Wear
5.2 Fatigue Index
5.3 Coefficient of Friction
5.4 Surface Hardness
5.5 Haze, Glass and Surface Roughness
5.6 Weathering Properties of Engineering Plastics
5.7 Chemical Resistance
5.8 Detergent Resistance 
5.9 Solvent Resistance
5.10 Hydrolytic Stability and Water Absorption
5.11 Gas Barrier Properties of Plastics 
5.12 Prediction of Polymer Service Lifetimes
6 Plastics in Automotive Engineering
6.1 Applications
6.2 Acoustic Properties of Polymers
6.3 End of Life of Vehicles
6.4 Miscellaneous
7 Plastics in Aerospace
7.1 Applications
7.2 Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics
7.3 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposite Plastics
7.4 Pitched Fiber Cyanate Ester Composite 
7.5 Recent Developments 
8 Other Engineering Applications
8.1 General Engineering Applications
8.2 Building Materials
8.3 Plastics in Electrochemical Cells
8.4 Polymers in Medical Devices
8.5 Gas Barrier Properties 
8.6 Foam Insulation
8.7 Radiation Resistance of Engineering Plastics


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