Course: Inspection and Testing Methods

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Course title Inspection and Testing Methods
Course code TCPM/TE8KZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Cvek Martin, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Sáha Petr, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Mrlík Miroslav, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Plachý Tomáš, Ing. PhD.
Course content
- Standardization, metrology, testing. - Measurement of basic physical properties (dimensions, temperature, density). - Rheological properties of solutions and polymer melts, curing of thermosets. - Plasticity and vulcanization of rubber compounds. - General analytical procedures of evaluation of polymer and polymer additives properties (identification of polymers, characteristic elements, water content, dry matter, ash content, solvent extraction). - Thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, DTA, TMA, DMA). - Separation methods (liquid and gas chromatography, gel permeation chromatography). - Preparation of test specimen, conditioning procedures. - Short-term static behavior (tensile, compression, flexure, shear, hardness). - Long-term static behavior (creep, stress relaxation). - Thermal properties (specific heat, thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, linear and volume expansion, resistance to low and high temperature, flammability). - Dynamic tests (rebound resilience, impact and notched impact strength). - Electric and dielectric properties of polymers, wear testing. - Weathering.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for examination - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at the presenting the fundamental information about standardization and metrology and providing the overview of the basic testing methods used for plastic and rubber industry.
The student has knowledge about testing methods and is able to utilize them in the practice.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Analysis of works made by the student (Technical products)

Iniciative work in the lab, preparation of test reports. Presence at lectures highly recommended. Examination: knowledge of the curriculum content already dealt with, oral exam. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Brown R. Handbook of Polymer Testing. Marcel Dekker, New York, 1999. ISBN 0-8247-0171-2.
  • Grellmann, W. Polymer Testing. Munich: Hanser, 2007.
  • Klouda P. Moderní analytické metody. Nakladatelství Pavel Klouda, 1996. ISBN 80-902155-0-5.
  • Shah V. Handbook of Plastics Testing Technology. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998. ISBN 0-471-18202-8.
  • Vondráček P. Metody studia a charakterizace struktury polymerů. VŠCHT Praha , 1991.

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