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Thermosetting polymers and elastomers (3 points)



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

Synopsis: Commodity application and requirements; specialty applications and requirements; processing with thermosets and elastomers; interrelationship of network polymers with other polymers; crosslinking processes; molecular architecture and gelation; curing kinetics; solidification diagram and the role of vitrification; influence of crosslinking on Tg, modulus and swelling; effect of crosslinking on ultimate properties; monitoring of cure; toughening mechanisms and improvement of properties.


Contact Hours: 25 lectures, tutorials and practical classes

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