Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: I4, M4. Course coordinator: Christer Persson, och Srinivasan Iyengar,, Materialteknik. Recommended prerequisits: Materials Engineering, Basic Course (FKM015). Assessment: Written examination, obligatory laboratory experiments, assignments for submission. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give the students a good and detailed understanding of the mechanical properties of polymer materials in relation to their structures and their forming and use under different conditions.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be aware of

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

have the ability to characterize the structures of polymer materials using optical / scanning electron microscopy and mechanical testing methods.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have the ability to

Classification of Polymer Materials. Structures and properties of polymers. Crystallization, Viscoelasticity, Creep and Stress relaxation phenomena. Mechanical Testing methods. Materials characterization using optical and scanning electron microscopy. Deformation and forming methods. Applications and the current developmental trends. Environmental aspects and recycling.

Ebewele, Robert O. Polymer Science and Technology, CRC Press, March 2000.
ISBN: 9780849389399