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Title Service life prediction of exterior plastics : vision for the future / Christopher C. White, Jon Martin, J. Thomas Chapin, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2015]
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Contents ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Chapter 1: Predicting Elevated Temperature Ratings of Polymeric Materials""; ""Introduction""; "" Present Processes and Models to Predict Elevated Temperature Ratings""; "" Predicting Elevated Temperature Ratings Based on Producer�s Available Data and Limited Heat Aging and Analytical Equivalency Validation at UL""; "" Improving the Current Elevated Temperature Assignment Model""; "" Future Opportunities on Predicting Elevated Temperature Ratings""; "" Conclusions""; ""References""
""Chapter 2: Laboratory-Based Predictions of Weathering in Outdoor Environments over the Entire Degradation Pathway""""Introduction""; "" Experiment""; "" Results and Discussion""; ""Deriving the SLP Model""; "" Calculating the SLP Estimate""; "" Comparing the SLP Estimate to the Arizona45S Exposure""; "" Comparing the SLP Estimate to Estimates from Alternative Models""; "" Robustness of the SLP Model""; "" Elucidating the Degradation Pathway""; "" Conclusion""; ""References""
""Chapter 3: Hydrolysis Kinetics and Lifetime Prediction for Polycarbonate and Polyesters in Solar Energy Applications""""Introduction""; "" The Lifetime Model""; ""Time-Parsed Climatic Data""; "" Temperature Model""; "" Humidity Model""; "" Hydrolysis Kinetics""; "" Implementation of the Model""; "" Sensitivity Analysis""; "" Time Parsing Interval""; "" Perspective on Service Life Prediction""; ""The Problem of the One-Point Test""; "" Conclusions""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4: A Kinetic Model for Predicting Polymeric Neutron Shieldings Lifetime""; ""Introduction""
"" Theoretical Calculations and Modeling"""" Experimental""; ""Material""; "" Measurements""; "" Results and Discussion""; ""Identification of Structural Changes""; "" Weight Loss Modeling""; "" Oxidation Layers Profiling""; "" Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5: How Can We Effectively Use Accelerated Methods to Predict the Decorative Properties of PVDF-Based Coatings?: A Practical Approach""; ""Introduction""; "" Physical and Chemical Models for Chalk Resistance and Gloss and Color Retention""
"" Two-Resin Model: Predictions for PVDF-Acrylic Coatings with Inert Pigments""""Some Practical Considerations About Accelerated Weathering Test Options for Architectural Coatings""; "" A Specific Approach for Predicting the Performance of New Waterborne PVDF Hybrid Coatings""; "" Concluding Remarks""; ""References""; ""Chapter 6: Accelerated Testing: Understanding Experimental Design and Error Propagation""; ""Introduction""; "" Hypothetical Experimental Example""; "" The Monte Carlo/Bootstrapping Statistical Treatment""; "" Conclusion""; ""References""
Summary This book defines the current state-of-the-art for predicting the lifetime of plastics exposed to weather and outlines future research needed to advance this important field of study. Coverage includes progress in developing new science and test methods to determine how materials respond to weather exposure. This book is ideal for researchers and professionals working in the field of service life prediction. This book also: Examines numerous consensus standards that affect commercial products allowing readers to see the future of standards related to service life prediction Provides the scientific foundation for the latest commercially viable instruments Presents groundbreaking research, including the blueprint of a new test method that will significantly shorten the service life prediction process time Covers two of the latest verified predictive models, which demonstrate realized-potential to transform the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polymers -- Deterioration.
Plastic coating -- Deterioration.
Polymers -- Service life.
Polymerization -- Service life.
Service life (Engineering)
Form Electronic book
Author White, Christopher C., editor
Martin, Jon, editor
Chapin, J. Thomas, editor
ISBN 3319060341 (electronic bk.)
9783319060347 (electronic bk.)