Richard A. Cairncross

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Many practically relevant polymers undergoing desorption change from the rubbery (saturated) to the glassy (nearly dry) state. The dynamics of such systems cannot be described by the simple Fickian diffusion equation due to viscoelastic effects. The mathematical model solved numerically is a set of two coupled PDEs for concentration and stress. Asymptotic(More)
A three-dimensional model of particle impact and deformation on rough surfaces has been developed for HVOF sprayed polymer particles. Fluid flow and particle deformation was predicted by the Volume of Fluid (VoF) method using Flow-3D ® software. The effect of roughness on the mechanics of splatting and final splat shapes was explored through the use of(More)
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