Module Description

Module: Polymers

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Processing and design with polymersLecture2Winter Semester
Structure and Properties of PolymersLecture2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Dr. Hans Wittich

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basics: chemistry / physics / material science

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students can use the knowledge of plastics and define the necessary testing and analysis.

They can explain the complex relationships structure-property relationship and

the interactions of chemical structure of the polymers, including to explain neighboring contexts (e.g. sustainability, environmental protection).

Capabilities

Students are capable of

- using standardized calculation methods in a given context to mechanical properties (modulus, strength) to calculate and evaluate the different materials.

- For mechanical recycling problems selecting appropriate solutions and sizing example Stiffness, corrosion resistance.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students can,

- arrive at work results in groups and document them.

- provide appropriate feedback and handle feedback on their own performance constructively.

Autonomy

Students are able to,

- assess their own strengths and weaknesses

- assess their own state of learning in specific terms and to define further work steps on this basis guided by teachers.

- assess possible consequences of their professional activity.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Processing and design with polymers (Lecture)

Lecturers:

Bodo Fiedler, Hans Wittich

Language:

German & English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Manufacturing of Polymers: General Properties; Calendering; Extrusion; Injection Moulding; Thermoforming, Foaming; Joining

Designing with Polymers: Materials Selection; Structural Design; Dimensioning

Literature:

Osswald, Menges: Materials Science of Polymers for Engineers, Hanser Verlag
Crawford: Plastics engineering, Pergamon Press
Michaeli: Einführung in die Kunststoffverarbeitung, Hanser Verlag

Konstruieren mit Kunststoffen, Gunter Erhard , Hanser Verlag


Course: Structure and Properties of Polymers (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Hans Wittich

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

- Structure and properties of polymers

- Structure of macromolecules

  Constitution, Configuration, Conformation, Bonds, Synthesis, Molecular weihght distribution

- Morphology

  amorph, crystalline, blends

- Properties

  Elasticity, plasticity, viscoelacity

- Thermal properties

- Electrical properties

- Theoretical modelling

- Applications

Literature:

Ehrenstein: Polymer-Werkstoffe, Carl Hanser Verlag

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