26.577 Plastics Process Engineering I

Plastics Process Engineering I

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1256
Status Active

The first course in a two semester sequence to study the fundamental principles of polymer processing, i.e., the conversion of the polymeric materials into useful articles. The course will first study the properties of polymers (bulk and rheological and thermal properties) and why they are important to understanding polymer processing. This course will emphasize the fundamental principles of the extrusion process and examine the correlation between elements of the extruder, polymer properties, and processing variables and why they all must be considered when studying and understandng a plastics processing technique.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 26.201 Polymer Materials I or 26.202 Polymer Materials II. Pre-Req or Co-Req: 26.314 Fluid Flow.