Goals: acquiring in-depth knowledge on the composition and structure of polymeric materials and polymeric composites and how the composition and structure influences materials properties; knowledge on mechanics of polymeric materials, modern techniques of determining chemical, physical and mechanical properties of polymeric materials with result interpretation, principles of designing polymeric materials and their composites and modelling their viscoelastic behaviour. Contents: Chemical composition of polymeric materials; Polymerisation mechanisms; Influence of process polymerisation conditions on chemical composition and morphology of polymers; Influence of chemical composition and morphology of polymers and co-polymers on target properties; Polymeric composites; Influence of additives and nanoparticles on the properties of composites and nanocomposites. Polymers and additives from renewable sources. Determination of chemical and physical properties of polymeric materials and composites using modern techniques such as gel permeation chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, differential dynamic calorimetry, thermogravimetry and others. Phenomenologic analysis of viscoelasticity of polymeric materials using modern techniques for determining (dynamic) mechanical properties of polymers; Molecular mechanisms and mathematical continuum mechanics recording; Interrelations between frequency and temperature; Transitions and relaxations in polymers; Elasticity of polymeric cross-links; Modelling mechanical properties of composites; Treatment of selected cases; Recycling polymeric materials.
Materials Science and Engineering (DR)
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