Polymer Engineering: Fundamentals (MAT 305)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Fevzi Çakmak Cebeci fccebeci@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Communicative
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CONTENT

Structure of macromolecules. Morphology and order in crystalline polymers. Rheology and the mechanical properties Melting, glass transition, properties involving large and small deformations. Elastic properties. Viscoelasticity. Yield and fracture.

OBJECTIVE

Introduce students to polymeric materials and the science that gives rise to polymer properties, with the target of being able to select, specify and use polymers in engineering applications.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Describe how polymers are manufactured
Describe how properties of polymers arise from microstructure and internal phenomena
Use this understanding in the design of commercial items made from polymers
Apply principles of polymer microstructure to define and influence polymer properties
Specify suitable polymers, based on their properties, for a range of commercial items
Use theory to create polymer formulations and in the design process in general
Apply analytical skills to commercial item design

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Exam 75
Assignment 25

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Principles of Polymer Engineering 2E, N. G. McCrum, C. P. Buckley, C. B. Bucknall

Readings

Ehrenstein, G.W., Theriault, R.P., Polymeric Materials: Structure, Properties, Applications, Hanser Publishing, Munich
Sperling, L. H, New York, Introduction to Physical Polymer Science, John Wiley, New York
Birley, A. W., Haworth, B. Batchelor, J., Munich, Physics of Plastics Processing, Properties and Materials Engineering, Hanser Publishing, Munich
Billmeyer, F. W., New York, Textbook of Polymer Science, 3rd Edition, John Wiley, New York
Mills, N. J, London, Plastics. Microstructure and Engineering Applications, Edward Arnold, London
Crawford, R. J, Oxford, Plastics Engineering, Pergamon Press, Oxford
Malcolm P Stevens, New York/Oxford, Polymer Chemistry. An Introduction, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford
Campbell, R. A. Pethrick J. R. White, Polymer Characterization. Physical Techniques, 2nd edition, Stanley Thornes Ltd