By G. M. Swallowe (auth.), G. M. Swallowe (eds.)
This quantity represents a continuation of the Polymer technological know-how and expertise sequence edited by way of Dr. D. M. Brewis and Professor D. Briggs. The subject matter of the sequence is the creation of a couple of stand by myself volumes on numerous components of polymer technology and expertise. each one quantity includes brief articles by way of quite a few professional individuals outlining a selected subject and those articles are largely go referenced. References to comparable issues incorporated within the quantity are indicated via daring textual content within the articles, the daring textual content being the identify of the suitable article. on the finish of every article there's a checklist of bibliographic references the place readers can receive additional specified details with reference to the object. This quantity used to be produced on the invitation of Derek Brewis who requested me to edit a textual content which focused on the mechanical homes of polymers. There are already many fantastic books at the mechanical houses of polymers, and a a bit of lesser variety of volumes facing equipment of undertaking mechanical checks on polymers. a few of these books are indexed in Appendix 1. during this quantity i've got tried to hide simple mechanical houses and try equipment in addition to the speculation of polymer mechanical deformation and desire that the reader will locate the procedure useful.