3.064 | Fall 2003 | Undergraduate
Polymer Engineering

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SES # TOPICS ASSIGNMENTS KEY DATES
1 Introduction, Overview of Polymeric Materials (PDF)   McCrum pp. 1-18
2 Polymerization and Crosslinking (PDF) Problem 1.1 (PDF) Sections 1.1-1.5
3 Tacticity, Molecular Weight (PDF) Problem 1.15 (PDF) Sections 1.6-1.7
4 Crystallinity, Glass Transition Temperature (PDF) Problem 2.12 (PDF) Sections 2.1-2.6
5 Molecular Orientation (PDF) Problem 2.23 (PDF) Section 2.10

IUD Paper (PDF - 1.2 MB)

6 Chain Conformation, Kinetic Theory of Rubber Elasticity (PDF) Problem 2.19 (PDF) Sections 2.7-2.9
7 Mechanics of Elastomers (PDF) Problem 3.14 (PDF) Chapter 3
8 Viscoelasticity - Creep, Stress Relaxation (PDF) Problem 4.2 (PDF) Sections 4.1-4.2.2
9 Dynamic Response (PDF) Problem 4.6 (PDF) Section 4.2.3

Boyer Article: Boyer, R. F. “Dependence of Mechanical Properties on Molecular Motion in Polymers.”

10 Maxwell Models (PDF) Problem 4.8 (PDF) Sections 4.3-4.3.1
11 Zener Model (PDF) Problem 4.10  
12 Distribution of Relaxation Times (PDF) Problem 4.11 (PDF) Section 4.3.2
13 Effect of Temperature (PDF) Problem 4.15 (PDF) Section 4.3.3
14 Stiffness Problem 4.16 (PDF) Section 4.4
15 Stress Analysis (PDF) Problem 4.17 (PDF)  
16 Quiz 1 (PDF)    
17 Yielding and Crazing (PDF) Problem 5.4 (PDF) Sections 5.1-5.3
18 Linear Fracture Mechanics (PDF) Problem 5.16 (PDF) Section 5.4
19 Elastic-plastic Fracture Problem 5.14 (PDF) Section 5.5
20 Brittle Fracture, Toughening (PDF) Problem 5.20 (PDF) Sections 5.6-5.7
21 Composites (PDF) Problem 6.2 (PDF) Section 6.1
22 Matrices and Reinforcements (PDF) Problem 6.5 (PDF) Section 6.2
23 Composites Fabrication Problem 6.8(1) (PDF) Section 6.3
24 Mechanics of Continuous Fibers (PDF) Problem 6.12 Section 6.4.1
25 Discontinuous Fibers, Reinforced Rubber (PDF) Problem 6.22 Sections 6.4.2-6.5
26 Melt Processing Problem 7.1 (PDF) Section 7.1
27 Quiz 2 (PDF)    
28 Transport Theory, Viscous Flow (PDF) Problem 7.5 (not 2ii) (PDF) Section 7.2
29 Viscous Flow Continued (PDF) Problem 7.6 (PDF)  
30 Cooling and Solidification (PDF) Problem: Write up any Solution of the Transient Heat Conduction Equation Section 7.3

Roylance FEA Article: Roylance, David. “Finite Element Analysis of Nonisothermal Reactive Flows.” (PDF)

31 Extrusion (PDF) Problem 7.15 (PDF) Section 7.4
32 Injection Molding (PDF) Problem 7.31 Section 7.5
33 Thermosets and Thermoforming (PDF)   Sections 7.5.4-7.8

Kerimid Article: Fullerton, Rhonda, David Roylance, Ronald Allred, and Adra Acton. “Cure Analysis of Printed Wiring Boards Containing Reactive Adhesive Layers.”

34 Elements of Design (PDF)   Section 8.1
35 Materials Selection (PDF) Problem 8.6 Section 8.2
36 Design for Manufacturing, Stiffness, and Strength Problem 8.27 Sections 8.3-8.5
37 Quiz 3 (PDF)    
38 Student Design Presentations    
39 Student Design Presentations    
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