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dc.contributor.authorKhanlou, Hossein Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorHall, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorHeitzman, Michael T
dc.contributor.authorSummerscales, John
dc.contributor.authorWoodfield, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T03:59:21Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T03:59:21Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0141-3910
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.09.033
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143073
dc.description.abstractA well-established model for simulation of the chain-scission process of polylacticacid (PLA) during thermal processing has been simplified and revised. The key assumption in the new model is that the total number of monomer units is invariant as reactions progress. Surprisingly, this seemingly obvious assumption appears to have been previously overlooked. The revised model no longer requires solution of simultaneous differential equations and, for isothermal conditions, an analytical solution is readily available. The present model is in excellent agreement with the more complex model and experimental results for PLA degradation reported in the literature. This simplified model has potential to be applied to other thermoplastics.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19
dc.relation.ispartofpageto21
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
dc.relation.ispartofvolume134
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMacromolecular and Materials Chemistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0912
dc.titleTechnical Note: On modelling thermo-chemical degradation of poly(lactic acid)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyAn Unassigned Group, An Unassigned Department
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHall, Wayne
gro.griffith.authorWoodfield, Peter L.
gro.griffith.authorMohammad Khanlou, Hossein


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