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Title: Orientation of polymers in die-drawing with superimposed transverse shear deformations
Author: Mannell, Shaun M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3618 2051
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1997
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For polymer materials to compete with metals in engineering applications, they must possess adequate mechanical properties. Some crystalline plastics are able to offer enhanced properties but these tend to be very expensive. Often a viable alternative is to modify commodity polymers through further processing techniques which introduce molecular orientation, thereby producing high modulus polymers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ; Bridon plc
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Material degradation & corrosion & fracture mechanics