Normal Stress Effects in Tetralin Solutions of Polyisobutylene


CONFLICTING reports have been published by Greensmith and Rivlin1 and by Roberts2 of the spacial distribution of stress in tetralin solutions of polyisobutylene subject to a torsional lamina shear. It appeared desirable to clear up this discrepancy in the experimental results because of their importance in resolving the disagreement between theoretical workers in the field of visco-elasticity and the review by Truesdell3.

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ROBERTS, J. Normal Stress Effects in Tetralin Solutions of Polyisobutylene. Nature 179, 487–488 (1957).

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