COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Polymer Materials and Properties
Course Code: 
15CHY250
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Polymer Materials and Properties' is a course offered for the B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Structure of polymers – thermoplastic, thermoset, rubber - Linear, branched, crosslinked, and network polymers – polymerization types – addition, condensation, mechanism, methods – bulk, solution, suspension and emulsion - crystalline, amorphous, orientation – molecular weight – intermolecular forces, solubility parameter- glass transition temperature.

Unit 2

Manufacturing, mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties and applications of commodity plastics - PE, PP, PVC, PS, Engineering plastics - ABS, PC, PMMA, polyamide, polyacetal, PET, PBT, PTFE, High performance polymer - PES, PEI, PEEK, conducting polymer.

Unit 3

Thermoset materials - PF, UF, MF, epoxy and unsaturated polyester resin, Rubber - natural rubber, synthetic rubber - SBR, PB, nitrile, chloroprene, butyl, silicone - compounding and additives.

  • J. A. Brydson, “Plastics Materials” Butterworth-Heinemann – Oxford, 7th Ed., London, 1999
  • Maurice Morton, “Rubber Technology”, 3rd Ed, Kluwer Academic Pub, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1999
  • ManasChanda and Salil K. Roy, “Plastics Technology Handbook”, CRC Press, Atlanta, 2007
  • D. W. Van Krevelena and P.J. Hoftyzen, “Properties of Polymer”, 3rd Edition Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company Amsterdam – Oxford – Newyork. 1990.
  • Jozef Bicerano, “Prediction of Polymer Properties”, Second Edition, Marcel Dekker Inc. New York,1995.