14IIM23 - Polymer Materials

Course specification
Course titlePolymer Materials
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    Conditionpassed General Chemistry IОблик условљености
    The goalUnderstanding the relationship of structure-properties characteristic for polymer materials according to the basic principles of materials science. Understanding the specificity that polymer structure imposes on the production, selection, optimization and design of polymer materials. Understanding the significance of polymers and their possible applications and the need for team work in solving engineering problems related to polymers.
    The outcomeMastering of basic principles and techniques for workng with polymers and correlating this specific knowledge to knowledge from other fields in solving modern engineering problems. Capability to predict the behaviour of polymer materials in engineering and mass products, as well as their impact on the environment.
    Contents of lectures1. Introduction - The role and significance of polymers in modern engineering. 2. Chain-like structure of polymer molecules, parameters that describe it and its influence on material properties. 3. Levels of structure of polymer materials and their influence on polymer properties. 4.Methods of synthesizing polymers and the production of polymer materials and how they influence polymer structure. 5. Processing of polymer products and how it influences polymer structure. 6. Polymer viscoelasticity. 7. Degradation of polymers and polymer materials. 8. Classification and selection of polymers and polymer materials as a function of structure-properties. 9. Molecular engineering of polymers - multicomponent systems. 10. Design of polymer products.
    Contents of exercises1. Calculation of mean molar masses 2. Calculation of rate of polymerization and polycondensation 3. Calculation of some thermodynamic parameters of polymers 4. Investigation of basic polymer properties - density, solubility, flammability 5. Mechanical properties of poymers 6. Swelling of polymers 7. Optical properties of polymers 8. Melt flow index
    1. I.G. Popović, Polimerni materijali, interna skripta Katedre za OHT (Original title)
    2. C.S. Brazel, S.L. Rosen, Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials, Wiley, New York, 2012. (Original title)
    3. 3. R.J. Young, P.A. Lovell, Introduction to Polymers, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2011 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingThe course consists of lectures, calculation sessions and laboratory exercises.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessons20Oral examination50