D106TT - Colorimetry and Visual Properties of Polymeric and Textile Materials

Course specification
Course titleColorimetry and Visual Properties of Polymeric and Textile Materials
Study programme
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      ConditionObligatory subject of the study profile.Облик условљености
      The goalTo get acquainted with theory and practice of objective instrumental assessment of colour (i.e. colour measurement) of polymeric and textile materials. To get knowledge on the influence of texture and certain properties of the material itself on total visual perception.
      The outcomeExpected outcomes are: theoretical knowledge within the field of colour measurement of polymeric and textile materials; diagnostic experience (i.e. skill) in use of up to date methods of colour measurement of polymeric and textile materials; professional competences in modern communication methods between research/development, production and commercial elements in the field of polymeric/textile materials.
      Contents of lecturesThe course consists of three modules: theoretical; numerical calculations; and experimental. Theoretical module explains basic principles of colour measurement, with special emphasis on colorimetric systems, whiteness measurement and influence of texture and surface properties of material on its visual perception. Numerical calculations module deals with tristimulus values and chromaticity coordinates calculation based on spectroscopic data, as well as with Kubelka-Munk analysis. Experimental module deals with practical elements of colour and whiteness measurement (e.g. sample preparation; choice of adequate measurement conditions; etc.).
      Contents of exercises
      1. D.Jocić, "Colour and whiteness measurement", Departamento de Tecnología de Tensioactivos, CID-CSIC, Barcelona and Textile Engineering Department, TMF, Beograd, 64 pages (1997).
      2. W.D.Wright, “The measurement of colour”, Adam Hilger Ltd, London (1969).
      3. R.G.Kuehni, “Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles”, 2nd Ed., Wiley - Interscience (2005).
      4. R.S.Sinclair, “Numerical Problems in Colour Physics for ASDC students”, Bradford: Society of Dyers and Colourists (1971).
      5. R.McDonald (ed), “Colour Physics for Industry”, 2nd ed., Bradford: Society of Dyers and Colourists (1997).
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingTheoretical lectures, numerical calculation assignments, seminar.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60