Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMKM17 Polymer Materials, 6 ECTS credits.
/Polymera material/

For:   DPU   EM   M   MEC  


Prel. scheduled hours: 52
Rec. self-study hours: 108

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Mechanical Engineering, Product Development

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The aim of this course is to present to the student the fundamental knowledge in polymer engineering, with focus on describing material structures, engineering properties and manufacturing processes. After the course the student shall:
  • Be able to explain the characteristic structures and properties of the different polymer groups, important forming processes and the interrelationship between structures, properties and manufacturing.
  • Be able to make conceptual material selection for polymer products from requirements on properties and process and choose manufacturing process based on production volumes, dimensions, etc.
  • Have understanding for the principles in design with polymer and composite materials.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic knowledge in materials science and engineering

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Lightweight materials, Mechanics of light structures, Optimization of materials, Experimental evaluation of fatigue and fracture properties, Engineering materials/Solid mechanics - Case studies

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory and course work.

Course contents:
Structure of polymer materials, thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosets, composites, additives, crystallinity, thermal properties, mechanical properties, viscoelasticity, damage and fracture, design, and manufacturing.

Course literature:
N.G. McCrum, C.P.Buckley, C.B.Bucknall: Principles of Polymer Engineering
Cambridge Engineering Selector

Written examination
Laboratory work
Seminar assignment

Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Mikael Segersäll
Examiner: Ru Lin Peng
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 05/05/2017