ID 1635


Prediction of Low-Order Orientation Statistics for

Alignment of Liquid Crystalline Polymers in Homogeneous Shear



Chinh T. Nguyen1, Steven M. Parks1, André Bénard2 and Charles A. Petty1

Departments of Chemical1 and Mechanical2 Engineering

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1226


Keywords: liquid crystalline polymers, orientation statistics, closure approximation,

equilibrium states, self-alignment, flow induced alignment, simple shear