Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

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Course No: PLAS.5030-031; SIS Class Nbr: 1430; SIS Term: 3230
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

Topics covered in this course include linear viscoelasticity, creep, stress relaxation, dynamic behavior, hysteresis, stress-strain response phenomena, principles of time-temperature superposition, rubber elasticity, failure and fracture mechanisms for polymers, and the effect of additives on mechanical behavior. Real life design examples are used to demonstrate the topics and concepts as much as possible.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: MECH.2110 Engin. Mechanics, MECH.2150 Plastics Process Engin. Lab I, MATH.2340 Diff Eq.s or MATH.2360 Engin. Diff Eq. or Grad. career students. (Pre-reqs are enforced only for undergrad plastics engineering students).
  • Core Codes: STEM
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Ming Wei
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2023: Jan 17 to May 06
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: Graduate Certificate in Medical Plastics Design and Manufacturing, Graduate Certificate in Plastics Engineering Fundamentals, Graduate Certificate in Plastics Design

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