Academic Catalog

Polymer Engineering (9841)

9841:321. Polymer Fluid Mechanics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4600:310 or equivalent. Rheological properties and flow characteristics of polymer fluid systems; non-Newtonian viscosity, viscoelasticity.

9841:422. Polymer Processing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4200:321 and 4200:351] or [4600:310 and 4600:315]. Polymer processing technology. Basic studies of flow in extrusion, molding, and other processing methods.

9841:425. Introduction to Blending & Compounding Polymers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:321 or 4600:310 or permission. Nature of polymer blends and compounds and their applications. Preparation and technology using batch and continuous mixers, mixing mechanisms.

9841:427. Mold Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:321 or 4600:310 or permission. Molding methods to manufacture polymeric products. Machinery, materials, molds, equipment, computer-aided design.

9841:450. Engineering Properties of Polymers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:408 or 4300:202 or 9821:301. Mechanical behavior of solid polymers including elastic and plastic deformation, viscoelasticity, fatigue and failure.

9841:451. Polymer Engineering Laboratory. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:408 or 9821:202. Laboratory experiments on the rheological characterization of polymer melts, fabrication of engineering products, structural investigation of polymeric parts.

9841:497. Honors Project. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Honors Program. Individual creative project in mechanical polymer engineering, supervised by faculty member of the department. This course must be designed oriented if used in place of 4700:499.

9841:498. Research Problems in Polymer Engineering. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Faculty-supervised undergraduate research problems in polymer engineering culminating in a written report.

9841:499. Polymer Engineering Design Project. (2 Credits)

Corequisite: 4600:400. Analysis and design of mechanical polymer systems.