Linking Field and Laboratory Exposure Results.- Linking Accelerated Laboratory Test with Outdoor Performance Results for a Model Epoxy Coating System.- A Statistical Model for Linking Field and Laboratory Exposure Results for a Model Coating.- Advances in Exploring Mechanistic Variations in Thermal Aging of Polymers.- Final Report on the Subject of Accelerated Weathering: An ASTM D01.53 Ten-Year Exposure Study.- Advances in Field and Laboratory Exposure.- An Analysis of the Effect of Irradiance on the Weathering of Polymeric Materials.- A New Approach to Characterizing Weathering Reciprocity in Xenon Arc Weathering Devices.- Controlled Temperature Natural Weathering.- Durability of Building Joint Sealants.- Evaluating Cyclic Fatigue of Sealants During Outdoor Testing.- Lifetime Predictions for Hardcoated Polycarbonate.- Degradation of Polypropylene Filament Under Elevated Temperature and High Oxygen Pressure.- Risk Analysis for Pipeline Assets-The Use of Models for Failure Prediction in Plastics Pipelines.- Predicting the Creep Behavior of High Density Polyethylene Geogrid Using Stepped Isothermal Method.- Methodology Study of Qualification of Electric Wire and Cable Used in Nuclear Power Plant.- Innovative Measurement Methodology in Quality Assessment of Coatings.- A New Test Method for Weatherability Prediction: Radical Shower using a Remote Plasma Reactor.- Characterizing and Modeling Color and Appearance.- Metrologies for Characterizing Optical Properties of Clear and Pigmented Coatings.- Computer Graphic Tools for Automotive Paint Engineering.- Computer Graphics Techniques for Capturing and Rendering the Appearance of Aging Materials.- Mechanistic Measurements.- The Influence of Water on the Weathering of Automotive Paint Systems.- Chemiluminescence Detection: Principles, Chances and Limitations for the Shortening of Weathering Tests.- Enhancement of Photoprotection and Mechanical Properties of Polymers by Deposition of Thin Coatings.- A Critical Assessment of Techniques for Monitoring Polymer Photodegradation.- Polymer Films in Photovoltaic Modules: Analysis and Modeling of Permeation Processes.- 3-D Characterization of Multi-Layered Automotive Coating Systems: Stage-1 Analytical Toolbox for Surfaces, Interfaces, and Depth Profiles.- High Throughput Measurements, Combinatorial Methods, Informatics.- Development and Deployment of a High Throughput Exterior Durability Program for Architectural Paint Coatings.- Comparing Transport Properties of Coatings Using High Throughput Methods.- A High Throughput System for Accelerated Weathering and Automated Characterization of Polymeric Materials.- Contributions of Pigments, Additives, and Fillers.- Investigating Pigment Photoreactivity for Coatings Applications: Methods Development.- A Quantitative Model for Weathering-induced Mass Loss in Thermoplastic Paints.- Effect of Pigment Dispersion on Durability of a TiO2 Pigmented Epoxy Coating During Outdoor Exposure.- Effect of the Environmental Stress and Polymer Microenvironment on Efficiency Trials and Fate of Stabilizers.- Wrap-Up: Implementation.- Implementing What We Have Learned.
Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Global Perspectives combines developed content derived from topics discussed in the Fourth International Symposium on Service Life Prediction (Key Largo, Florida, December 2006). This critical examination of the existing and alternative methodologies used to assess the service life of polymeric materials presents readers with the advances in accelerated and field exposure testing protocols. Written by established experts in the service life community, this volume introduces advanced methods, including high throughput and combinatorial analyses, models data collection and storage formats.
Researchers and engineers involved with materials and polymer science, coatings technologists and automotive materials will find Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Global Perspectives a useful tool.
Culminates more than two decades of intensive work, at industrial and government research laboratories, on key issues of service life prediction for polymeric materials
Discusses strategies for implementing these advances and identifies outstanding scientific issues that need to be addressed
Places the understanding of polymeric materials degradation under a new, solid scientific footing leading to improved test methodologies to vastly improve materials and processes