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Polymer rheology and processing (4 points)



Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow of polymer materials. Effects of temperature and molecular structure on melt properties. Rheometry. Polymer processing methods and machinery. Heat transfer applied to processing situations. The effect of processing aids and fillers. Calculations to predict processing machinery operating characteristics.

Assessment: Examination: 60% + Assignments: 20% + Laboratory work: 20%

Contact Hours: 2 lectures per week plus tutorials

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