Course syllabus

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Polymer Materials

FKMN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2013-04-17

General Information

Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be aware of

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination, obligatory laboratory experiments, assignments for submission.


Required prior knowledge: Materials Engineering, Basic Course (FKM015).
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ.lektor Srinivasan Iyengar,
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