Mechanical Polymer Engineering (4700)

Mechanical Polymer Engineering (4700)

281 POLYMER SCI FOR ENGINEERS 2 credits
Prerequisites: 3150:151 and 3150:152. Chemical bonds and structure of organic molecules, polymer chain structure, amorphous and crystalline morphology and structural characterization, polymerization and copolymerization, experimental demonstrations, typical solid-state and flow properties.
321 POLYMER FLUID MECHANICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 4600:310 or equivalent. Rheological properties and flow characteristics of polymer fluid systems; non-Newtonian viscosity, viscoelasticity.
381 POLY MORPH FOR ENGINEERS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3150:151, 3650:292, 4600:380 or permission. Fundamental understanding of solid structure, crystallography and morphology, processed polymers, co-polymers and their blends.
422 POLYMER PROCESSING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 321 and 4600:315 or equivalent. Polymer processing technology. Basic studies of flow in extrusion, molding, and other processing methods.
425 INTRO: BLEND & COMP POLYRS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4200:321 or 4300:341 or 4600:310 or permission. Nature of polymer blends and compounds and their applications. Preparation and technology using batch and continuous mixers, mixing mechanisms.
427 MOLD DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 422 or permission. Molding methods to manufacture polymeric products. Machinery, materials, molds, equipment, computer-aided design.
450 ENGR PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 281, 381 and 4600:336 or equivalent. Introductory course to engineering properties and processing of polymers. Analysis of mechanical tests of polymers in the glassy, rubbery, and fluid states. Product design. Concepts of rheology, rheometry and polymer processing.
451 POLYMER ENGINEERING LAB 2 credits
Prerequisite: 321 and 4600:483. Corequisite: 422 or permission. Laboratory experiments on the rheological characterization of polymer melts, fabrication of engineering products, structural investigation of polymeric parts.
497 HONORS PROJECT 2 credits
Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Honors Program. Individual creative project in mechanical polymer engineering, supervised by faculty member of the department. This course must be designed oriented if used in place of 4700:499.
499 POLYMER ENGR DESIGN PROJECT 2 credits
Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission. Corequisite: 4600:400. Analysis and design of mechanical polymer systems.

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