First edition 2009, 604 pages
The book gives a state-of-art overview on all aspects of micro- and nanomechanics
of polymers, polymeric blends, and composites. Major issues tackled include experimental
techniques to study the mechanical performance of polymer systems, especially with
respect to molecular, supermolecular and filler architectures on suitable model
materials; prediction methods for the mechanical performance (short and long term
properties); modeling tools and approaches. All these aspects are highlighted for
polymeric systems of both academic and practical relevance.