FSAD 6160

FSAD 6160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Introduces students to Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) and its relevance in the characterization of polymer fibers and films. DMA is a materials characterization technique that supplies information about major transitions as well as secondary and tertiary transitions not readily identifiable by other methods. It also allows characterization of bulk properties directly affecting material performance. DMA can also be used to predict the behavior of polymeric materials as a function of time and their exposure to liquids and gases over a wide range of temperatures. Advanced use of MatlabTM programming is necessary for modeling rheological behavior.

When Offered Spring (not offered every year).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: calculus and differential equations.

Outcomes
  • Calculate velocity and pressure profiles for polymeric flows.
  • Perform mathematical modeling of rheological behavior of polymers.
  • Operate a rheometer under steady and transient modes.
  • Interpret rheological measurements and translate these values into product specifications.
  • Develop a basic understanding of tensorial calculus and the use of tensors.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17534FSAD 6160  LEC 001