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Rubber and Rubber Balloons

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Beschreibung

Experiments with rubber balloons and rubber sheets have led to surprising observations, some of them hitherto unknown or not previously described in the literature. In balloons, these phenomena are due to the non-monotonic pressure-radius characteristic which makes balloons a subject of interest to physicists engaged in stability studies. Here is a situation in which symmetry breaking and hysteresis may be studied analytically, because the stress-stretch relations of rubber - and its non-convex free energy - can be determined explicitly from the kinetic theory of rubber and from non-linear elasticity. Since rubber elasticity and the elasticity of gases are both entropy-induced, a rubber balloon represents a compromise between the entropic tendency of a gas to expand and the entropic tendency of rubber to contract. Thus rubber and rubber balloons furnish instructive paradigms of thermodynamics. This monograph treats the subject at a level appropriate for post-graduate studies.



Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras



Inhalt
Stability of Two Rubber Balloons.- Kinetic Theory of Rubber.- Non-linear Elasticity.- Biaxial Stretching of a Rubber Membrane.- Stability of a Single Balloon. Stabilization.- Stepwise Inflation of a Balloon.- Inflation and Deflation of Two Balloons. Hysteresis.- Many Balloons. Emergence of a Pseudoelastic Hysteresis.- Crystallization of Rubber.- Historical Notes.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Rubber and Rubber Balloons
Untertitel: Paradigms of Thermodynamics
Autor:
EAN: 9783642057823
ISBN: 978-3-642-05782-3
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Physik & Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten: 123
Größe: H235mm x B235mm x T155mm
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch
Auflage: Softcover reprint of hardcover

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