CHEE490: Polymer Formulations and...

Polymer Formulations and Processing Technology

Personnel

Instructor

Ying Zhangying.zhang@queensu.ca

TAs

Elizabeth Bygott16egb@queensu.ca

Course Description

The design and manufacture of polymer products is reviewed, with particular emphasis on material selection and processing technology. The engineering properties of elastomers, thermoplastics, adhesives, fibres and coatings are discussed in terms of processing characteristics and end-use performance. Industrial processing operations such as extrusion, molding, mixing and film manufacture are presented in detail. The design component of the course requires students to select appropriate materials and processing methods for an engineering application. Examples include medical catheters, engine gaskets and biodegradable packaging. (0/0/0/30/12)

PREREQUISITES: CHEE 223 or MECH 241, or permission of the department

Objectives and Outcomes

The objective of this course is to review the design and manufacture of polymer products, with particular emphasis on material selection and processing technology. The engineering properties of elastomers, thermoplastics, blends, composites and specialty polymers are discussed in terms of processing characteristics and end-use performance. Industrial processing operations such as extrusion, molding and mixing are presented in detail. The design component of the course requires students to select appropriate materials and processing methods for an engineering application.

Specific course learning outcomes include:

CLO DESCRIPTION INDICATOR
CLO1 Classification of polymers, identification of their physical properties and establishing structure-property relations. KB-ES(Applied
Chemistry)
CLO2 Formulation of polymeric compounds to meet specific product properties.

KB-ES (Applied Chemistry)
DE-Define
DE-Solutions

CLO3 Knowledge of polymer processing operations and choice of operation depending on the material and final product requirements. KB-ES(Process)
DE-Define
DE-Solutions
CLO4 Interpretation and analysis of rheological data using models for non-Newtonian fluids. KB-ES(Transport Phenomena)
CLO5 Identification of methods for rheological measurements and analysis of the results. KB-ES(Transport Phenomena)
CLO6 Solution of simple flow problems and calculations in extrusion and injection molding. KB-ES(Process)
KB-ES(Transport Phenomena)

This course assesses the following program indicators:

Knowledge base for engineering (KB)

  • Knowledge base for engineering science (KB-ES) (CLOS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • KB-ES (Applied Chemistry) Applies fundamental principles of colloid, surface and material science to the analysis and assessment of colloidal and surface interactions and materials.
  • KB-ES (Process) Applies engineering principles to do engineering calculations and size various unit operations, including pumps, heat exchangers, separation processes, and reactors.
  • KB-ES (Transport Phenomena) Formulates and applies differential mass, momentum and energy balances to do engineering calculations; Identifies mechanisms of momentum, heat and mass transfers and formulates and applies appropriate constitutive models to describe fluid behaviour.

Design (DE) (CLOS 2, 3)

  • DE-Define Define problem, objectives and constraints.
  • DE-Solutions Create a product, process or system to solve a problem, that meets specified needs, and subject to appropriate iterations.

Relevance to the Program

This engineering science course is a part of the suite of Tech A electives dealing with Materials Processing and is open to 3rd and 4th year students. The course assumes knowledge of 2nd year fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and basic principles of organic chemistry.

Course Structure and Activities

Resources

Recommended Textbook

  • J.R. Fried, “Polymer Science and Technology”, 3rd Ed. Prentice Hall, 2014

Additional Textbooks (Optional)

  • S.L. Rosen, “Fundamental principles of polymeric materials”, Wiley
  • T.A. Osswald, “Polymer processing fundamentals”, Hanser

Other Material

All course lecture slides, assignments and tutorials will be posted in OnQ