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Author Weil, Lisa Mauck ♦ Lada, Emily K. ♦ Smith, Ralph C. ♦ Leo, Donald J.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Ri Theory ♦ Johnson Bounded Distribution Method ♦ Model Prediction ♦ End-to-end Chain Length ♦ Solvated Nafion Case ♦ Reliable Prediction ♦ Polymer Chain Conformation ♦ Fitting Parameter ♦ Probability Density Function ♦ Valid Number ♦ Ionomer Fabrication ♦ Ionomer Stiffness ♦ Successful Adaptation ♦ Elastic Modulus ♦ Mechanical Response Trend ♦ Mark-curro Monte Carlo Methodology ♦ Powerful Tool ♦ Rotational Isomeric State ♦ Physical Structure ♦ Solvated Ionomer ♦ Chain Length
Abstract Application of Rotational Isomeric State (RIS) theory to the prediction of Young’s modulus of a solvated ionomer is considered. RIS theory directly addresses polymer chain conformation as it relates to mechanical response trends. Successful adaptation of this methodology to the prediction of elastic moduli would thus provide a powerful tool for guiding ionomer fabrication. The Mark-Curro Monte Carlo methodology is applied to generate a statistically valid number of end-to-end chain lengths via RIS theory for a solvated Nafion case. The distribution of chain lengths is then fitted to a Probability Density Function by the Johnson Bounded distribution method. The fitting parameters, as they relate to the model predictions and physical structure of the polymer, are studied so that a means to extend RIS theory to the reliable prediction of ionomer stiffness may be identified.
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study