26.503 Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1260
Status Active

Topics covered in this course include linear viscoelasticity, creep, stress relaxation, dynamic behavior, hysteresis, stress-strain response phenomena, principles of time-temperature superposition, rubber elasticity, failure and fracture mechanisms for polymers, and the effect of additives on mechanical behavior. Real life design examples are used to demonstrate the topics and concepts as much as possible.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 26.211 Engin. Mechanics, 26.215 Plastics Process Engin. Lab I, 92.234 Differential Equations or 92.236 Engin. Differential Equations or Graduate career students. (Pre-reqs are enforced only for undergrad plastics engineering students).