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This work implements inverse methods in various polymer characterization problems. In the first topic, a new approach is proposed to infer the comonomer content using Crystaf method considering and quantifying the associated uncertainty. In the second topic, a comparison is carried out between various rheological probes (methods) to determine their sensitivity in long-chain branching (LCB) detection and measurement. In the last topic, an open-source software is implemented to infer continuous and discrete relaxation modulus.
A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Scientific Computing in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Includes bibliographical references.
Sachin Shanbhag, Professor Directing Dissertation; William Oates, University Representative; Anke Meyer-Baese, Committee Member; Peter Beerli, Committee Member; Jim Wilgenbusch, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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