Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Rubber is a very common example of a substance which has both elastic and plastic properties. If a rubber band is placed over two pegs, it is stretched and behaves elastically. There will be a certain tension in the rubber band but as time goes on, this tension lessens. The rubber has undergone a certain amount of plastic flow. It has been the purpose of this research to study the analogous situation in the case of silicic acid gels.
Lasher, Clarence Kenneth, "Elasticity and plastic flow of silicic acid gels" (1942). Honors Theses. 1849.