Efficient simulation of polymer melt viscoelasticity by dynamic Monte Carlo simulation
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Polymers have inundated modern society because of their tunable nature that makes them ideal for a wide variety of applications. Despite their prevalent use however, there are still many issues that are not understood due to the difficult nature of taking in situ measurements on the molecular scale. In order to address the molecular scale issue, this thesis presents the development of a dynamic Monte Carlo algorithm that is capable of capturing the salient details of polymer rheology. The algorithm used throughout the course of these studies is entitled the p-COMOFLO algorithm, thusly named ...