Viscosity Models Based on Network Theory for Polymer Melts
New shear and extensional viscosity models based on Fredrickson kinetic equation coupled with Dewitt constitutive equation were established to predict viscosities of polymer melts. The experimental data of 125°C LDPE and LDPE filled with 35% glass beads reported from references were compared with the model predictions. The predictions showed good agreement with the measurements. The models are simple and easy to use. Because they contain no structure parameter, they are capable to describe the viscosities of pure polymer and polymer composites.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
H. H. Xu and L. Zhong, "Viscosity Models Based on Network Theory for Polymer Melts", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1244-1247, 2010