Molecular Scale Simulations on Thermoset Polymers: A Review
CY Li and A Strachan, JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS, 53, 103-122 (2015).
This article reviews the field of molecular simulations of thermoset polymers. This class of polymers is of interest in applications ranging from structural components for aerospace to electronics packaging and predictive simulations of their response is playing an increasing role in understanding the molecular origin of their properties and complementing experiments in the search for tailored materials for specific applications. It focuses on modeling and simulation of the process of curing to predict the molecular structure of these polymers and their thermomechanical response by all-atom molecular dynamics simulations. Results from Monte Carlo and coarse-grained simulations are briefly summarized. (c) 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2015, 53, 103-122
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