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
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist 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||Structure and properties of semi-crystalline polymer crystallized under high-pressure carbon dioxide (1)||Understand the structure and properties of semi-crystalline polymer crystallized under high-pressure carbon dioxide.|
|Class 2||Structure and properties of semi-crystalline polymer crystallized under high-pressure carbon dioxide (2)||Understand the structure and properties of semi-crystalline polymer crystallized under high-pressure carbon dioxide.|
|Class 3||Thermophysical properties of polymers||Understand the thermophysical properties of polymers.|
|Class 4||Thermal insulating / thermal conductive polymers||Understand the thermal insulating / thermal conductive polymers.|
|Class 5||Method to determine the thermophysical properties of polymers||Understand the method to determine the thermophysical properties of polymers.|
|Class 6||Fundamentals of Fiber Formation Behavior||Understand the fundamentals of Fiber Formation Behavior.|
|Class 7||Various in-situ Measurement of Fiber Formation Behavior||Understand the Various in-situ Measurement of Fiber Formation Behavior.|
|Class 8||Nano-scale Fabrication of Fibers||Understand the Nano-scale Fabrication of Fibers.|
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.