Course: Advanced Materials and Technologies

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Course title Advanced Materials and Technologies
Course code TUIP/TE9AM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Sedláček Tomáš, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to Advanced polymeric materials and processing technologies 2. Dendrimers 3. Fluoropolymers 4. Specialty polymers, polymeric blends and composites 5. Thermoplastic elastomers 6. Liquid crystal polymers 7. Polymeric fibers 8. Polymeric foams 9. PIM, foams, coating, surface layer activation 10. Nanotechnologies 11. Healthcare, medical, pharmacology and laboratory techniques and technologies (sterilization, bioactivity, control release, membranes, separators, ..) 12. Food and packaging industry (permeability, endurance, biodegradability, ..) 13. Automotive, aircraft industry (heat-deflection, high-performance materials, flame resistance, ..) 14. Environment, recycling technologies, power and civil engineering Within these chapters, the student will get acquainted with the application possibilities of using knowledge from the areas: 1. Rheological properties of solutions and polymer melts, curing of thermosets. 2. Thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, DTA, TMA, DMA). 3. Preparation of test specimen, conditioning procedures. 4. Short-term mechanical static behavior (tensile, compression, flexure, shear, hardness). 5. Long-term mechanical static behavior (creep, stress relaxation). 6. Dynamic mechanical tests (rebound resilience, impact and notched impact strength). 7. Thermal properties (specific heat, thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, linear and volume expansion, resistance to low and high temperature, flammability). 8. Electric and dielectric properties of polymers, wear testing. 9. Weathering.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Methods for working with texts (Textbook, book)
  • Preparation for examination - 24 hours per semester
  • Participation in classes - 56 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to acquaint students with new applications of advanced polymeric materials and with modern methods of their processing. Special attention is paid to their use in important application areas - healthcare, food, packaging and automotive industries. Part of the course includes the preparation of project documents related to the possibilities of using available tools to support research and development activities.
The student is familiar with current trends in advanced polymeric materials and technologies and is able to work independently with information sources and is able to draw logical conclusions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Preparation of a presentation

Attendance: at least 90% of lectures compulsory. Presentation: elaboration of the project application, submission of a written version of the project application and oral 30-minute presentation and defense of the elaborated project application. Examination: knowledge of the discussed curriculum content. 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
  • GRELLMANN, W., SEIDLER, S. Polymer Testing. 2007.
  • J. Moore, G. Zouridakis. Biomedical Technology and Devices. 2004.
  • Jiles, David. Introduction to the principles of materials evaluation. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8493-7392-3.
  • Kumar, A., Gupta, R.K. Fundamentals of Polymers. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN 0-07-025224-6.
  • Shah, V. Handbook of Plastics Testing Technology. New York : John Wiley&Sons, 1998. ISBN 0-471-18202-8.
  • Vondráček, P. Metody studia a charakterizace struktury polymerů. Praha : VŚCHT, 1991. ISBN 80-7080-087-9.
  • 2.TADMOR, Z., GOGOS, C. G. Principles of Polymer Processing. 2006.

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