Polymers and Polymer Composites

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained in Materials Characterization and Solid Mechanics with Microstructure.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have gained an understanding of the chemical structure and morphology of polymers and their relations to polymer properties
  • Attain knowledge on the interdependency between structure, morphology and thermomechanical treatments 
  • Attain knowledge about selected polymerization processes
  • Have gained an understanding of the different types of polymer composite materials, their manufacturing methods and theories for modelling at fiber-, laminae and laminate scale

Skills

  • Be able to grasp different polymerization principles.
  • Be able to model the kinetics of polymerization
  • Be able to apply concepts, theories and methods for analysis and design of composite materials.
  • Be able to characterize polymers through rheometric experimental techniques.
  • Be able to understand the relation between processing conditions and subsequent material properties of polymer and composite materials.

Competences

  • Be able to undertake development and product design using polymers and composite materials.
  • Be able to develop procedures for production and verification of components made from polymer and composite materials.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examPolymers and Polymer Composites
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titlePolymerer og polymerkompositter
Module codeM-MN-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Materials and Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science