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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Macromolecular Science


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



MACROMOL 412(413) / CHE 412 / MATSCIE 412. Polymeric Materials.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard E Robertson (rer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATSCIE 220 or 250. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/matscie/412/001.nsf

The synthesis, characterization, microstructure, rheology, and properties of polymer materials. Polymers in solution and in the liquid-crystalline, crystalline and glassy states. Engineering and design properties including viscoelasticity, yielding and fracture. Forming and processing methods. Recycling and environmental issues.

Course Topics:

  1. Polymer synthesis: including addition, chain growth, network formation, and copolymers.
  2. Molecular structure and architecture: tacticity, branching, networks, copolymers.
  3. Molecular weight distribution.
  4. Rotational isomeric states, chain configuration in dilute solutions and condensed states.
  5. Characterization of molecular wt. and distribution: light scattering, osmometry, intrinsic viscosity, gel permeation chromatography.
  6. Solidification: glass formation, crystallization, changes in thermal, physical, and mechanical properties.
  7. Structure and morphology of the condensed states: melt, liquid crystalline, glass, spherulites, alloys, multicomponent materials, processing effects. Thermal effects of rheological behavior. Time temperature equivalence, WLF equation, Arrhenius behavior.
  8. Mechanical behavior of solids: viscoelasticity, Boltzman superposition principle, failure behavior and criteria, design considerations.
  9. Multicomponent systems: strengthening, toughening, alloys and blends, other additives.
  10. Forming and shaping: injection molding, blow molding, sheet forming, film forming. Effect of processing on structure and properties.
  11. Material selection and design considerations.

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MACROMOL 512 / CHE 512 / MATSCIE 512. Polymer Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard E Robertson (rer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical science. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/matscie/512/001.nsf

Structure and properties of polymers as related to their composition, annealing and mechanical treatments. Topics include creep, stress relaxation, dynamic mechanical properties, viscoelasticity, transitions, fracture, impact response, dielectric properties, permeation, and morphology.

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MACROMOL 514 / MATSCIE 514. Composite Materials.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: MATSCIE 351. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

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Behavior, processing, and design of composite materials, especially fiber composites. Emphasis is on the chemical and physical processes currently employed and expected to guide the future development of technology.

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MACROMOL 538 / CHEM 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Adam J Matzger (matzger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CHEM 215/216, and CHEM 230 or 260. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 538.100.

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