3.064 | Fall 2003 | Undergraduate
Polymer Engineering

Lecture Notes

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1 Introduction, Overview of Polymeric Materials (PDF)
2 Polymerization and Crosslinking (PDF)
3 Tacticity, Molecular Weight (PDF)
4 Crystallinity, Glass Transition Temperature (PDF)
5 Molecular Orientation (PDF)
6 Chain Conformation, Kinetic Theory of Rubber Elasticity (PDF)
7 Mechanics of Elastomers (PDF)
8 Viscoelasticity - Creep, Stress Relaxation (PDF)
9 Dynamic Response (PDF)
10 Maxwell Models (PDF)
11 Zener Model (PDF)
12 Distribution of Relaxation Times (PDF)
13 Effect of Temperature (PDF)
14 Stiffness
15 Stress Analysis (PDF)
17 Yielding and Crazing (PDF)
18 Linear Fracture Mechanics (PDF)
19 Elastic-plastic Fracture
20 Brittle Fracture, Toughening (PDF)
21 Composites (PDF)
22 Matrices and Reinforcements (PDF)
23 Composites Fabrication
24 Mechanics of Continuous Fibers (PDF)
25 Discontinuous Fibers, Reinforced Rubber (PDF)
26 Melt Processing
28 Transport Theory, Viscous Flow (PDF)
29 Viscous Flow Continued (PDF)
30 Cooling and Solidification (PDF)
31 Extrusion (PDF)
32 Injection Molding (PDF)
33 Thermosets and Thermoforming (PDF)
34 Elements of Design (PDF)
35 Materials Selection (PDF)
36 Design for Manufacturing, Stiffness, and Strength
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