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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate 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: MATSCIE 220 or 250. (3). 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: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical science. (3). 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: MATSCIE 351. (3). 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: No homepage submitted.

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 517 / MECHENG 517. Mechanics of Polymers I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alan S Wineman

Prerequisites: MEAM 511 and Graduate standing. (3). 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/mecheng/517/001.nsf

Constitutive equation for linear small strain viscoelastic response; constant rate and sinusoidal responses; time and frequency dependent material properties; energy dissipation; structural applications including axial loading, bending, torsion; three dimensional response, thermo-viscoelasticity, correspondence principle, Laplace transform and numerical solution methods.

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MACROMOL 538 / CHEM 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules.

Section 100.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 538.100.

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MACROMOL 690. Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) Research Rotation.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A three-term Research Rotation in the research groups of participating faculty from different departments, and possibly industry or government laboratories. Students will conduct research in a laboratory setting.

Purpose is to help students establish "critical literacy" in areas outside their core expertise. In the RGR, a student will select three research mentors with whom three, short-term research projects will be carried out. Each project will include a definition of the problem, a literature search, some laboratory work, and a final written report. The student must interview a minimum of five prospective research mentors before choosing the three RGR mentors. The RGR student will take part in the full life of the host research laboratory, including participating in all group meetings, seminar activities, etc. of the host laboratory/department. At least one of the three research rotations must be outside the students home department and may include a summer term at a participating industrial or government laboratory.

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MACROMOL 790. Faculty Activities Research Survey.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces students to the research activities of MACROMOL faculty with the intent of helping a student to choose his research advisor in the first term.

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MACROMOL 800. Macromolecular Seminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David C Martin (milty@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Student presentation of selected seminar topics in macromolecular science and engineering.

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MACROMOL 890. Introduction to Research Techniques.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Approval of graduate committee. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is used for research carried out to earn the Master's Degree.

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MACROMOL 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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MACROMOL 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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