affine chain behaviour
Behaviour of a polymer network in which the junction points deform uniformly with the macroscopic deformation of the network.
In reality, affine chain behaviour can apply only at small deformations.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. 'Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)' on page 1818 (