Polymer Engineering (9841)

Polymer Engineering (9841)

321 POLYMER FLUID MECHANICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 4600:310 or equivalent. Rheological properties and flow characteristics of polymer fluid systems; non-Newtonian viscosity, viscoelasticity.
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 BLENDING & COMPND POLYM 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4200:321 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: 4200:321 or 4600:310 or permission. Molding methods to manufacture polymeric products. Machinery, materials, molds, equipment, computer-aided design.
450 ENGNRG PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4600:336 or permission. Introduction to engineering properties and polymer processing. Analyzing mechanical polymer tests in glassy, rubbery, and fluid states. Product design, rheology, rheometry and polymer processing concepts.
451 POLYMER ENGINEERING LABORATORY 2 credits
Prerequisite: 4200: 321. Corequisite: 422. 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
Corequisite: 4600:400 or permission of instructor. Analysis and design of mechanical polymer systems.

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