This course focuses on the high-order structure formation in melt processing of polymers, especially on the melt spinning process.
Topics include four fundamental equations, i.e. mass balance equation, momentum balance equation, energy balance equation and constitutive equation.
Various melt processing technologies also will be introduced.
Properties and functionalities of organic materials can be manipulated not only by the designing of chemical structure but also through the three-dimensional arrangement of molecules in the products. In this context, it is important to understand the melt processing of polymers as a tool for controlling the high-order structure. Fundamental equations for describing the melt processing of polymeric materials from the view point of transfer phenomena will be introduced in this course.
Polymeric materials, melt processing, fundamental equations, transfer phenomena
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is held over two academic quarters, with part A for explaining fundamental equations of polymer processing and part B for mechanism of high order structure formation in polymer processing. Contents of part A and part B are closely related. Students are recommended to learn the two courses consecutively.
Classes are held mainly using a blackboard, while power-point file and video image are used additionally for providing further understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction-Basic concept on designing of organic (molecular) materials||Chemical and Physical materials designing|
|Class 2||Physical material designing through processing - high-order structure control||Relation between high-order structure and physical properties|
|Class 3||Fundamental equations of polymer processing - basic approach for melt spinning process||Steady state|
|Class 4||Fundamental equations of polymer processing - Eulerian coordinate and Lagrangian coordinate||Fundamentals of fluid dynamics|
|Class 5||Fundamental equations of polymer processing - mass balance, momentum balance and enrgy balance equations and constitutive equation||General governing equations|
|Class 6||Fundamental equations of polymer processing - Cartesian coordinate and cylindrical coordinate||coordinate transfer|
|Class 7||Fundamental equations of polymer processing - mass balance and momentum balance equations||Non-steady state|
|Class 8||Fundamental equations of polymer processing - energy balance equation and constitutive equation||draw resonance|
Materials for the classes will be found on OCW-i
Assessment is based on the quality of written report
No prerequisities are necessary
Takeshi Kikutani, Prof., kikutani.t.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp