D186 - Principles of the dynamics of polymer systems

Course specification
Course titlePrinciples of the dynamics of polymer systems
Study programme
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    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalIntroducing students to contemporary approaches in polymer science to define polymer systems, especially the behavior of polymer molecules in the formation of structure, design and use of polymeric materials and products. ; Setting broad theoretical basis for further research work in the field of polymers, in particular conception of the separation of spatial organization and dynamic aspects of the polymer structure , researching and developing new systems and predicting the behavior, and optimizing the design of polymeric materials and products. ; Introducing students to the principles and capabilities of new techniques for research and engineering evaluation of the quality and features of polymer systems in development
    The outcomeCreating a sufficiently broad theoretical basis for the further development of the research in polymer engineering. A critical assessment of areas that are still under-researched that provide new opportunities for creative contributions
    Contents of lectures1 Mechanisms of conformational motion of the polymer. Segmental motion. Cooperative movement. The collective movement. Relationship and the possible conversion of some form of movement, The concept of modes of movement. Fourier transformation in space. ; 2nd. Relaxation dynamics: Mechanical relaxation. ; 3 Electrical properties of polymers. Dielectric relaxation. ; 4 Modeling the dynamics of polymers: Application of statistical mechanical methods. The method of Kirkwood. Models Rouse, Zimm and Edwards. New models. ; 4 Dynamics of polymers in the light of the general principles of physical kinetics. Developments in the chain. Changes in the surfaces and interfaces. Developments in mass. ; 5 Adsorption of polymers, Lagergren model, Temkin, Elovich, Banghama, and Ho models. ; 6 Interactions in the dynamics of polymers. Viscosity and elastic phenomena.
    Contents of exercisesseminars
    1. M Plavsic, Polimerni materijali - nauka i inženjerstvo, Naučna knjiga, Beograd, 1996
    2. R. Boyd, G. Smith, Polymer Dynamics and Relaxation, Cambridge Univ. Press, UK 2007
    3. T.Blythe, D. Bloor, Electrical Properties of Polymers, Cambridge Univ. Press, UK 2008
    4. P.G. De Gennes, Introduction to Polymer Dynamics, Cambridge Univ. Press UK 2001
    5. H. Zeng, Polymer Adhesion Friction and Lubrication, Wiley, NY, 2013
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, seminars and individual research
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures25Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50