14D159 - Polymer blends

Course specification
Course titlePolymer blends
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionChemistry of macromolecules or Properties of polymer materialsОблик условљености
    The goalStudents acquire knowledge on most recent theories on polymer miscibility, as well as on methods of blending polymers and miscibility determination. Special attention is paid to methods of compatibilization of otherwise immiscible polymers, which potentially leads to new materials of improved properties.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they are (i) capable of predicting if two polymers are potentially miscible, to plan experiments for miscibility investigation and to determine their phase diagram, (ii) they acquire knowledge on possible methods of properties improvements, (iii) they acquire comunicational and social skills neccessary for team work, and (iv) they are capable of clearly defining experimental problem, finding methods of solving it and of presenting obtained results.
    Contents of lecturesStatistical thermodynamics of polymer blends. Phase diagrams. Mechanisms of phase separation. Methods of blending. Determination of miscibility and phase diagram of two polymers. Compatibilization of two immiscible polymers. Properties of polymer blends.Commercial blends.
    Contents of exercisesStudy research work
    1. “Polymer Blends”, Eds. D.R. Paul and C.B. Bucknall, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000
    2. Y. S. Lipatov, A. E. Nesterov, “Thermodynamics of Polymer Blends“, Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., Lancester, 1997
    3. “Polymer Compatibility and Incompatibility”, Ed. K. Šolc, MMI Press, New York, 1982
    4. L.A. Utracki, “Polymer Alloys and Blends”, Hanser Publishers, Munich, 1989
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, discussions, seminars and consultations
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50