This course begins with an introduction of what polymers are and how their physical chemistry affects their mechanical properties, and then introduces how to characterize polymers for simulation, including mechanical, thermal, viscous, and volumetric state behaviors. The last section discusses specific simulation cases and the polymer property definitions necessary to carry out those analyses.
Session 2: Mechanical Properties
Session 3: Equation of State & Thermal Properties
Session 4: Viscosity
Session 5: Applications to Simulation