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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ETPL 3330 - Properties of Polymers 2

Credits: 4
Introduces atomic packing factors, crystal structures, Bravais lattices, and unit cells.  Briefly explains chemical thermodynamic concepts; entropy; Gibbs and Helmholtz free energy, and applies these to the entropic theory of rubber elasticity.  The theory for computing the stress distribution in fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPCs) is developed, allowing prediction of their properties.  Provides the van der Waals interaction potentials required to understand intermolecular forces, and interactions between particles.  Introduces the Young-Laplace equation, plus Gibbs’ concept of an interface, in order to explain capillarity, and other interfacial phenomena.  Develops the basic concepts of 2-D stress analysis in order to describe failure mechanisms of polymers and composites.  Investigates the structure and properties of the thermoplastic elastomers and developing polymers. Prereq: ETPL 2230 and MATH 2120 $