- Capstone Design
Winter 2013 Instructors: Daymond, Diak
This course introduces the microstructure-property-processing relationships needed to understand the applicability of polymers and composites to engineering design. The courses start with an introduction to the structure and properties of different polymers. The mechanics of polymers are covered including elasticity, rubber elasticity, pressure dependent yield and viscoelasticity. The mechanics of composites depend not only on the matrix, but also on the reinforcing phase. While focussing on polymer composites, metal and ceramic-based composites will also be introduced. Topics covered will include the influence of the interface, mechanical and transport properties and design of composites. The final goal is to correlate constitutive relations describing the time-temperature dependence of mechanical properties of polymers and composites to microstructure and linking these relations to practical design. (0/0/0/24/18)PREREQUISITES: MECH 370, MECH 371
Time & Location:
Lectures: slot 11 (Mon. 11:30, Tues. 13:30, Thurs. 12:30h
Lab/Tutorial: slot 5 (Tues. 09:30h)
Required Course Material (2013)
Principles of Polymer Engineering, 2e, N.G.
McCrum, C.P. Buckley and C.B. Bucknall (Oxford Science Publications, 1997). ISBN: 0198565267;
An Introduction to Composite Materials, 2e, D Hull & TW Clyne (CUP, 1996). ISBN: 0521388554
Check availability at the Campus Bookstore
Supplementary Course Material:
Other Books and Journal Papers will be referenced in class.
Late Policy (2013)
Deduct 10% per day, up to 5 days, then 0 mark. Only exception is for documented illness – Reg. (5d)