Polymer Materials, 6 credits

Polymera material, 6 hp

TMKM17

Main field of study

Product Development Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ru Lin Peng

Director of studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping E
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping E
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (Technology for Sustainable Development) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering materials) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping C
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping C

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development
  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in materials science and engineering

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to present to the student the fundamental knowledge in polymer engineering, with focus on describing material structures, engineering properties and manufacturing processes. After the course the student shall:

  • Be able to explain the characteristic structures and properties of the different polymer groups, important forming processes and the interrelationship between structures, properties and manufacturing.
  • Be able to make conceptual material selection for polymer products from requirements on properties and process and choose manufacturing process based on production volumes, dimensions, etc.
  • Have understanding for the principles in design with polymer and composite materials.

Course content

Structure of polymer materials, thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosets, composites, additives, crystallinity, thermal properties, mechanical properties, viscoelasticity, damage and fracture, design, and manufacturing.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory and course work.

Examination

UPG1Seminar assignment1 creditsU, G
LAB1Laboratory work1 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Lightweight materials, Mechanics of light structures, Optimization of materials, Experimental evaluation of fatigue and fracture properties, Engineering materials/Solid mechanics - Case studies

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Examiner

Ru Lin Peng

Course website and other links

http://www.iei.liu.se/kmt/education/undergraduatecourses-tmkm98

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • N. G. McCrum, C. P. Buckley, C. B. Bucknall, Principles of Polymer Engineering
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Seminar assignment 1 credits U, G
LAB1 Laboratory work 1 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

N. G. McCrum, C. P. Buckley, C. B. Bucknall, Principles of Polymer Engineering

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
X
LAB1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
UPG1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
X

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing
X
X
X

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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