D116 - Structure and properties of polymeric materials

Course specification
Course titleStructure and properties of polymeric materials
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThis course aims to extend the knowledge on the structure, properties and applications of polymeric materials. This will enable educated assessments on the choice of polymeric materials for a given application and the effect of the chemical structure on the polymer properties.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they should be able to explain and relate the properties of a given polymeric material to its chemical structure, explain how the choice of synthesis and processing technique affects the properties of the resulting polymeric products, choose a suitable polymeric material for a given application taking into account the structure, properties, environmental aspects, and commercial availability of the material.
    Contents of lectures1. Properties of polymeric materials. 2. Definition and nomenclature. 3. Polymer structure-chain structure, configuration and conformation, property relationships. 4. Properties of polymeric materials: molar mass and molar mass distribution, solutions and melts of polymeric materials, thermal, mechanical and rheological properties. 5. Polymerization methods, effect on polymer structure. 6. Characterization of polymeric materials.
    Contents of exercisesSeminar (presentation or essay) on a relevant topic within polymer science.
    1. S. Jovanović, J. Đonlagić, 'Hemija makromolekula', TMF, Beograd 2004.
    2. S. Jovanović, K. Jeremić, 'Karakterisanje polimera', TMF, Beograd 2007.
    3. D.E. Hudgin, 'Handbook of polymer synthesis', Marcel Dekker, 2005.
    4. G. Odian, 'Principles of polymerization', Fourth edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, seminars, disscusion.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60