Polymer Technology (2840)

Polymer Technology (2840)

111 POLYMER TECHNOLOGY I 3 credits
Introduction to chemical and physical structure, properties and applications of polymers. Interaction between materials properties, product design and processing. Characterization of the major processes.
112 POLYMER TECHNOLOGY II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 111. This course emphasizes the processing of thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. The laboratory introduces students to some of the major processes and equipment operation.
202 INSTRUMENTAL METHODS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 2820:111, 2840:111, 2860:110. Instrumentation employed in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Theory and practice in chromatographic, spectrophotometric and other instrumental methods. Laboratory.
211 POLYMER TECHNOLOGY III 3 credits
Prerequisites: 2820:131, 2840:101, 112. This course emphasizes the testing and characterization of materials used in polymer product fabrication, and the testing and analysis of finished polymer products.
220 POLYMER DESIGN & PROCESSING 2 credits
Prerequisite: 211. Combines study of polymer properties, processing, and design guidelines to analyze complete manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance programs. Examples of significant applications analyzed in detail.
260 COMPOUNDING METHODS 2 credits
Principles and methods of selecting and compounding rubber for specific end uses. The compounder's art. Processing and testing of basic elastomers and products. Laboratory.
281 POLYMER PROJECT 2 credits
Prerequisite: 211. Student teams, choosing their own projects, design a polymeric product, select materials, processes, and simulate design and development of the product. Individual final reports required.
290 ST: POLYMER TECHNOLOGY 1-2 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Prerequisite: permission. Selected topics or subject areas of interest in polymer technology.

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