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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Physics of Polymers - D112001
Title: Fyzika polymerů
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Actual: from 2011
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Kuta Antonín doc. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AP112001, P112001
Annotation -
Last update: Kuta Antonín doc. Ing. CSc. (14.04.2014)
The subject deals with molecular and supramolecular structure, network formation, free volume concept, glass transition, crystallization, elasticity, viscoelasticity, melt flow properties, yielding and fracture, electrical properties, transport properties. The course broadens and deepens information of the basic course for bachelor and magister students.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kuta Antonín doc. Ing. CSc. (14.04.2014)

Students will be able to:

understand and describe fundamental physical properties and behaviour of polymer materials;

select suitable polymer material(s) for the product/application.

Literature -
Last update: Kuta Antonín doc. Ing. CSc. (14.04.2014)

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

A: Mills N.J.: Plastics. Microstructure and Engineering Applications. Third edition. Elsevier, Oxford, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-7506-5148-6

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

A: Mark J.E., Burak Erman B., Eirich F.R.: Science and Technology of Rubber. Third edition. Elsevier, New York, 2005. ISBN: 0-12-464789-3

Syllabus -
Last update: Kuta Antonín doc. Ing. CSc. (14.04.2014)

1. Polymer chain flexibility, morphology of polymers.

2. Network formation, network structure.

3. Glass transition and free volume concept.

4. Thermodynamics and kinetics of crystallization.

5. Theory of rubber elasticity, its applications.

6. Viscoelasticity, relaxation transitions, Boltzmann superposition principle.

7. Polymer melt flow properties - effects of shear rate, molar mass, temperature.

8. Mechanical strength. Introduction to fracture mechanics.

9. Miscibility and solubility of polymers. Phase separation.

10. Effects of anisotropy (orientation) on polymer properties. Polymer composites.

11. Electrical conductivity. Dielectric properties.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kuta Antonín doc. Ing. CSc. (14.04.2014)

Oral exam.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Oral examination 80