Physical properties of organic materials are not determined only by their chemical structures. Various factors such as the morphology, structure of the crystalline and amorphous regions, processing history of the method used to form the product and environmental conditions have significant influences on the physical properties. This course discusses various factors influencing the physical properties of organic/polymeric materials and fundamentals of the measurement and analysis of the physical properties.
1. Polymer composite materials
2. Polymer alloys and processing
3. Properties of semi-crystalline polymers
4. Thermal properties of polymers
5. Fiber processing
polymer composites, polymer alloys, semicrystalline polymers, thermal properties, fiber processing
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||Understand the scope of this lecture.|
|Class 2||Properties of composite materials||Understand the properties of composite materials.|
|Class 3||Fabrication of composite materials||Understand the fabrication of composite materials.|
|Class 4||Carbon fiber reinforced composite materials||Understand the carbon fiber reinforced composite materials.|
|Class 5||Applications of Polymer Alloys||Understand the applications of polymer alloys.|
|Class 6||Morphology Formation and Morphology-Properties Relationship in Polymer Alloys||Understand the morphology formation and morphology-properties relationship in polymer alloys.|
|Class 7||Interface between Different Polymers||Understand the Interface between Different Polymers.|
|Class 8||Filler dispersion and electrical properties of polymer composites filled with nano-carbon||Understand theFiller dispersion and electrical properties of polymer composites filled with nano-carbon|
Materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.
Student's course scores are based on the report submitted.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.