Course Number: AP3222
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $1800 USD
Instructor: Dr. Tom Dudek
This course is designed to introduce engineers and engineering students to the basic concepts of polymer science and polymer engineering. It provides a broad overview of polymer materials, thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, polymer synthesis, polymerization mechanisms, copolymerization, block and graft copolymers, thermoplastic elastomers, mechanical properties and morphology of polymers in glassy, rubbery and viscous liquid states and the relationship between polymer molecular structure and glass transition and melting temperatures. The mechanical properties of polymers are compared with those of metallic materials. The course also provides an introduction to rubber elasticity, rubber technology and viscoelastic properties of polymers including creep, stress relaxation and dynamic mechanical properties. Methods for characterizing the flow properties of polymer melts and the polymer processing methods of extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming and rotational molding are reviewed. The textbook, Introduction to Polymers, is included in the price of the course.
Introduction to Polymers by Robert J. Young and Peter A. Lovell
General Course Registration:
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Registration for a class is due three weeks prior to the scheduled class date.
All registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. COURSE FEES ARE DUE PRIOR TO ATTENDING.
All registrations whether by phone, fax or mail will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Training Center to verify your registration.
Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!
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