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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Forensic analysis of polymers - N112045
Title: Forenzní analýza polymerních materiálů
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Hrdlička Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: M112017
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: TAJ112 (28.11.2013)
The subject is focused on ways and causes of polymer products failure and methods used for analysis of these materials. Case studies of failure of the most common polymer products are listed.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ112 (06.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

assess the reason of polymer product failure

choose a suitable method for evaluation of fundamental properties important for proper functionality of the product

Literature -
Last update: TAJ112 (06.08.2013)

A: Lewis, P.R.;Cagg, C., Forensic polymer engineering : why polymer products fail in service, Cambridge: Woodhead Pub., 2010, ISBN 978-1-84569-185-1

Learning resources -
Last update: Merna Jan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (11.09.2017)

selected presentations slide available from teacher or on e-learning pages

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ112 (19.04.2013)

1. Basic properties of polymer materials (composition, dispersity of properties)

2. Ways of polymer materials failure

3. Causes of polymer product failure: processing, design of product, bad choice of material

4. Degradation of polymer materials influenced by environmental factors

5. Methods of determination of polymer additives

6. Flow properties of polymers, measuring of viscosity, flow curves, plasticity of elastomers, vulcanization characteristics of rubber mixture

7. Static testing of polymer mechanical properties (creep, relaxation)

8. Dynamic testing of polymer mechanical properties

9. Thermal behavior of polymers and characterization methods (DSC, DMA, TGA)

10. Methods of polymer molar mass determination (relative methods, absolute methods)

11. Separation techniques in analysis of polymer materials: SEC

12. Separation techniques: interaction chromatography, LCCC, FFF, TREF

13. Methods of surface analysis of polymer materials

14. Case studies of failure of plastic and elastomeric products (pipes, containers, sealing)

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: TAJ112 (19.04.2013)

Jsou vyžadovány základní znalosti makromolekulární chemie.

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ112 (06.08.2013)

Macromolecular chemistry

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
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