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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Characterization Methods for Polymeric Materials - B112003
Title: Metody charakterizace polymerních látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 2 [hours]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Hrdlička Zdeněk doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N112004
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The subject deals with the principles of physical and physical-mechanical methods that are used for characterisation of polymers and polymer materials (properties and structure); with basics of testing and normalisation. The subject follows up Macromolecular chemistry and Physics of polymers. The following entry knowledge is required: nomenclature of macromolecular chemistry, knowledge of structure and physical properties of macromolecules, basics of instrumental methods.
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Choose the proper method for characterisation of polymer material

Assess statistical significance of measured values

Understand the principles of methods for characterisation

Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)
Literature -

R: Brown R.: Physical Testing of Rubber. Chapman and Hall, London 1996. ISBN 0-412-60890-1

R: Ward I.M., Hadley D.W.: An Introduction to the Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers. Xiley, Chichester 1998. ISBN: 0-471-93887-4

A: Strobl G.: The Physics of Polymers, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg 2007, ISBN: 978-3-540-25278-8

Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)
Learning resources -

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley & Sons (v elektronické podobě:

Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

Podmínkou pro udělení zápočtu je docházka na praktika během výukového období (min.75%) a úspěšné složení zápočtové písemné práce (je třeba dosáhnout min.60 bodů ze 100 možných).

Zkouška je ústní a vychází ze studijních okruhů specifikovaných osnovou přednášek a praktik.

Last update: Hrdlička Zdeněk (19.02.2018)
Syllabus -


1. Polymers, classification, processing properties, normalisation.

2. Rheological properties of polymers, viscosity measurements, rheological curves.

3. Absolute methods of viscosity measurements: rotary, capillary, etc.

4. Arrange methods of viscosity measurements: consistence and fluidity of polymers.

5. Evaluation of elastomer plasticity: deformation and rotary methods.

6. Vulcanisation characteristics of rubber compounds, experimental devices.

7. Mechanical properties, preparation and conditioning of testing specimens.

8. Short-term static tests: tensile, compressive, flectural; modulus.

9. Long-term static tests: creep and relaxation.

10. One-shot and cyclic dynamic tests, loss factor.

11. Damping properties, dynamic fatigue, wear tests.

12. Thermal properties, ageing, corrosion, thermo-mechanical curves.

13. Thermoanalysis of polymers, optical and electrical properties.

14. Spectral methods UV and IR: application for polymer analysis.


  • measurements of viscosity, melt flow index, plasticity, vulcanisation characteristics and plastoelastic curves
  • tensile tests
  • one-shot and cyclic dynamic tests
  • thermoanalysis of polymers
  • thermal and light degradation tests
  • flammability tests
Last update: Hrdlička Zdeněk (19.02.2018)
Registration requirements -

For enrolment in this subject it is necessary to have enrolled subjects N112001 Physics of Polymers and N112003 Macromolecular chemistry at least.

Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Podmínkou pro udělení zápočtu je docházka a aktivní účast na praktikách v průběhu výuky (min. 75 %) a úspěšné absolvování zápočtové písemné práce (min. 60 %).

Zkouška je ústní a vychází ze studijních okruhů specifikovaných osnovou přednášek a praktik.

Last update: Hrdlička Zdeněk (19.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 50
Examination test 25
Oral examination 25