English Abstract
Primitive Chain Network Simulations for Relaxation Behaviors of Polymeric Materials

Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2009),82(11),459-463 General Review in Japanese

Prediction of relaxation behavior of polymeric materials from molecular architecture attracts industrial interests and scientific challenges. In this study a coarse-grained molecular model called primitive chain network model is developed. The model is capable for quantitative prediction of linear and non-linear viscoelasticity of entangled polymers.
Also it is indicated that the simulation for cross-linked network is fair, though quantitative test is demanded.

Primitive Chain Network Simulations, Rheology, Entangled Polymers, Cross-link Networks, Sliplink Models