14IIM320 - Nanocomposite materials

Course specification
Course titleNanocomposite materials
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
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      ConditionОблик условљености
      The goalStudents are expected to gain theoretical knowledge about structure, properties and processing of nanocomposite materials. Students will develop skills in processing of composites as well as in chemical modification of nanocomposite constituents.
      The outcomeStudents will be able to: a) identify levels of nanocomposite structures, b) develop skills for functionalization of nanoreinforcement phase and selection of matrix phase in order to achieve deagglomeration of reinforcement in the matrix, c) use contemporary methods for composite characterization, d) be trained to replace conventional materials with nanocomposites.
      Contents of lecturesNanocomposites with polymer matrix: equiaxial nanoparticles, nanofibers, nanotubes and 2D nanostructures as reinforcements (fillers); Modification of reinforcement-matrix interphase; Processing of polymer nanocomposites; Dimensional, electrical, thermal and (nano)mechanical properties of nanocomposites. Nanocomposites with metal and ceramic matrices; processing methods; thin multilayered granular films; hard coatings. Electrospun nanocomposite fibers; nanoporous structures and membranes. Encapsulated nanosystems. Basics on natural and biologically inspired nanocomposites.
      Contents of exercisesSelection and characterization of nanocomposite consituents; analysis of mechanical and physical properties of composites: static and dynamic-mechanical testing on lower and increased termperatures. Examples of basic methods for enhanced dispersion and deagglomeration of nanofillers and processing routes for nanocomposite fabrication.
      1. P. Uskoković, R. Aleksić, Nanokompozitni materijali, Interna skripta za predavanja. (Original title)
      2. Nanocomposite Science and Technology, P.M. Ajayan, L.S. Schadler, P.V. Braun, Eds. Wiley-VCH, 2003. (Original title)
      3. J.H. Koo, Polymer Nanocomposites, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures, group lab experiments with discussion, seminar work with preparation, literature overview and analysis of completed seminar.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures15Test paper50
      Practical lessons10Oral examination