Course: Polymeric and Nonferrous Materials for Combined Studies

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Course title Polymeric and Nonferrous Materials for Combined Studies
Course code UFY/POLK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Přikryl Pavel, Ing.
  • Hudeček Ondřej, Ing.
  • Černohorská Tereza, Ing.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. Introduction to macromolecular chemistry, history and origin of polymeric materials. 2. Material dividing, thermoplastics, reactoplastics, structural foams, elastomers, polymeric alloys, LCP. 3. Material selection, mechanical properties, degradation, fiction and wear, special properties, processing, prices 4. Introduction to mechanical properties, viscoelasticity, mathematical models. Short term and long term testing of plastics. Designing and dimensioning of plastic components. 5. Behavior of insulating and polymeric materials in electric and magnetic fields, conductivity, dielectric properties. 6. Mechanical properties, dynamic load of plastics, time - temperature superposition, fracture behavior. 7. Creep behavior of plastics, basic principles and effects. 8. Fatigue behavior of plastics, basic principles and effects. 9. Impact behavior of plastics, basic principles and effects. 10. Plastics processing, introduction, extrusion, injection molding, thermoforming, rolling, rotational and pressure casting. 11. Introduction to applied rheology, newtonians and non-newtonians liquids. Experimental methods, determination of rheological properties of polymeric melts. 12. Characterization of polymers, chromatography, thermical and thermomechanical methods, elemental and structural composition of polymers, chemical analysis. 13. Microscopy of polymers, optical and scanning electron microscopy. 14. Introduction to composite materials, technology, properties. Content of practicals: Practical course follows thematically theoretical lectures. 1. Introduction to RBCB laboratories, introductory training. 2. Experimental polymerization. 3. Test specimens, production and preparation. 4. Measurement of basic mechanical properties. 5. Swelling and shrinkage of semicrystalline polymers. 6. Measurement of viscosity number. 7. Measurement of creep behavior. 8. Measurement of fatigue behavior. 9. Computational tomography. 10. Studium of morphology of semicrystalline polymers. 11. Chromatographical analysis. 12. Thermical analysis. 13. Optical microscopy. 14. Scanning electron microscopy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Laboratory, E-learning
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 100 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to introduce students to the problems of polymer and non-metallic materials with a focus on theoretical and practical aspects of their usage and basic rules for their applications. Further aim is to intoduce students polymer materials classification, their properties, processing and treatment.
Students will get basic knowledge of polymer and non-metallic materials. They will be capable to recognize polymer materials clasiffication, their properties, tests and production processing.
no specific requirements, basic knowledge of chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Development of laboratory protocols

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 75%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • Bernhard Wunderlich: Thermal Analysis of Polymeric Materials, Springer 2004, ISBN 3-540-23629-5.
  • James Mark et al.: Physical Properties of Polymers, 3rd ed. Cambridge Univ. Press 2003, ISBN 0 521 82317.
  • J.W. Martin.: Materials for engineering, Woodhead Publishing Ltd. Cambridge 2006, ISBN 978-84569-157-8.
  • Malijevský Anatol a kol.: Breviář fyzikální chemie. Skripta VŠCHT Praha, 1997.
  • Meissner B., Zilvar V.: Fyzika polymerů, SNTL/ALFA, Praha 1987.
  • Václav Mentlík a kol.: Diagnostika elektrických zařízení, BEN Praha 2008. ISBN 978-80-7300-232-9.

Study plans that include the course
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