Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

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Course No: PLAS.5030-031; SIS Class Nbr: 2429 SIS Term: 2640

Course Description

Topics covered in this course include linear viscoelasticity, creep, stress relaxation, dynamic behavior, hysteresis, stress-strain response phenomena, principles of time-temperature superposition, rubber elasticity, failure and fracture mechanisms for polymers, and the effect of additives on mechanical behavior. Real life design examples are used to demonstrate the topics and concepts as much as possible.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: MECH.2110 Engin. Mechanics, MECH.2150 Plastics Process Engin. Lab I, MATH.2340 Diff Eq.s or MATH.2360 Engin. Diff Eq. or Grad. career students. (Pre-reqs are enforced only for undergrad plastics engineering students).
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  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Ming Wei
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2017: May 15 to Aug 05
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: Plastics Engineering Fundamentals Certificate

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