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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Macromolecular Science


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Macromolecular Science
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for MACROMOL

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Macromolecular Science.


MACROMOL 415/ChemE 415/Materials Science 415. Applied Polymer Processing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frank E Filisko (fef@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Materials Sci. 350. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Description :

Theory and practice of polymer processing. Non-newtonian flow, extrusion, injection molding, fiber, film and rubber processing. Kinetics and structural development during solidification. Physical characterization of microstructure and macroscopic properties. Component manufacturing and recycling issues, compounding and blending.

Course Topics :

Generalized treatment of Non-Newtonian fluids, General concepts of Rheology

Poiseuille Flow: Derivation of flow parameters for a Newtonian fluid in a capillary: Q, P, shear stress, shear rate, viscosity

Apparent and average rheological parameters
Tube flow corrections: End corrections (Bagley), kinetic energy corrections

Non-Newtonian models: Bingham, shear thickening, shear thinning, power law.

Generalized treatment of Non-Newtonian fluids, analysis of capillary flow without Newtonian assumption: Rabinowitz correction and how it is determined.

Determination of "true" parameters at the WALL, significance of M.

Other flow geometries: cone and plate, parallel plate, couette.

Other considerations for "real" polymer melts: Elastic adsorbance of energy

( die swell and its dependence on various flow conditions), normal stresses, Non-isothermal flow and Arrhenius conditions, Shear heating, laminar vs. turbulent flow ( Reynold's number).

Functions of screw extruder

Analysis of flow in the channel of a constant geometry screw, "z" and "x" components.

Pressure and Drag flow, mixing vs. output conditions.
Analysis of die flow coupled to extruder flow, extruder characteristics, Q-P curves for extruder-die combinations.

Rigorous derivation of shear heat generation
Analysis of flow for a compression screw in an extruder.

Molecular models for polymer melt flow, Eyring model, Limitations of model.

Current understanding of parameters important in polymer flow( and glassy state)

Dependence of melt viscosity on: Molecular weight, shear rate, branching, temperature.

Discussion of various aspects of injection molding and types of units.

Stages in the cycle of a reciprocating screw injection molder, pressure-time cycles. Important variables in injection molding.

Moldability tests.

Batch mixing and aspects of polymer blends, both miscible and immiscible.

Course Objectives :

1. teach students how to completely characterize the melt state of polymers
2. teach students various basic rheological techniques
3. teach students how to characterize some major processing operations
4. teach students how to approach typical industrial processing problems
5. teach students how to extrapolate basic rheological data to processing operations
6. teach students how to draw graphs and analyze real data which doesn't fit any format
7. to expose students to fundamental theories of polymer melt flow to give them a sophisticated look at what the data is saying.

Course Outcomes :

1. Given an unknown polymer, completely characterize the melt state and suggest processing parameters
2. Given an extrudate which is less than satisfactory, suggest changes in the operation which may resolve the problem
3. given various problems in injection molding, explore various ways of how to solve the problems.
4. given basic rheological data, how to analyze and interpret it.
5. mathematically model the rheological behavior of a complex melt.

Assessment Tools :

1. 2 tests
2. 4 5 extensive lab report
3. 9-10 3 hour hands-on labs in which students' performance are evaluated during labs.
A lecture-laboratory course in which flow equations are derived and various aspects polymer melt rheology are discussed and then tested in laboratory experiments.

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MACROMOL 512/ChemE 512/Materials Science 512. Polymer Physics.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical science. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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/Materials Science 514. Composite Materials.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Materials Sci. 351. (3).

Credits: (3).

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 the technology.

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MACROMOL 517/Appl. Mech. 517/Mech. Eng. 517. Mechanics of Polymers I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ellen M Arruda (arruda@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: MEAM 511 and Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 535/Chem. 535. Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules.

Section 100.

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

Prerequisites: Chem. 463. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chemistry 535.100.

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MACROMOL 536/Chem. 536. Laboratory in Macromolecular Chemistry.

Section 100 Meets with Chemistry 436.100.

Instructor(s): Paul Rasmussen (pgrasmsn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Chem. 535 or Phys. 418. (2). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Chemistry 536.100.

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MACROMOL 790. Faculty Activities Research Survey.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the research activities of MacroSE 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): Richard E Robertson (rer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

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.

Prerequisites: Approval of graduate committee. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT).

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.

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.

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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