Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Open to UG & PG students in Faculty of Engineering with relevant background. Particularly suitable for students from Dept of Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Eng.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: General engineering background to second-year level including engineering materials and mathematics.
Summary of Content: A broad-based module covering the chemistry, material properties and manufacturing methods relevant to polymers. Topics include:
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Seminar||11 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||75||2 Hour Exam|
|Coursework 1||25||report on multidisciplinary design exercise covering the chemistry, processing and properties of a polymeric product|
Dr D De Focatiis
Education Aims: To ensure that students gain an understanding of the chemistry of polymers, the routes to polymerisation and their effect on the material; the rheology of polymer melts, the basics of the main polymer processing operations, and the interaction between rheology and processing; the mechanical properties of polymers and their influence on the design of polymeric products.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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