KF2410 Polymer Processing, Advanced Course 6.0 credits
Polymer Processing, fortsättningskurs
This course is in the process of being cancelled.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Last planned examination: Spring 13
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
After the course the student should be able to:
- explain the fundamental background sciences to processing of polymeric materials: rheology, heat transfer and solidification processes.
- explain both practical and theoretical fundamentals of injection moulding and extrusion technology, including basic knowledge of the moulding process.
- explain a wider range of polymer processes: thermoforming, compression and transfer moulding, rotational moulding, sintering, blow moulding, assembling techniques.
- use and to interpret data obtained by modern computer-based methods simulating processing.
Course main content
Rheology: Newtons equation, pseodoplasticity, power law behaviour, constitutive parameters relating to materials structure, extensional flow and extensional viscosity, methods to assess rheological quantitiues.
Heat transfer: conductive, radiative and convective.
Solidification of polymers, crystallisation and glass
formationInjection moulding: basics, flow in the mould, packing in the mould cavity, cooling the melt, heat removal from the mould, mould materials, orientation, shrinkage and other process-related problems.
Extrusion: Basics, solids conveying and hopper design, melting, melt pumping, die design, cooling the plastics outside the extruder.
Basics (overview) of the following methods: thermoforming, compression and transfer moulding, rotational moulding, sintering, blow moulding, assembling techniques.
Exercises: injection moulding, extrusion and film blowing.
Admission requirements for independent students:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.
Admission requirements for programme students at KTH:
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.
KF2290 Polymer Processing
Gedde, Ulf W. 2002: Fundamentals of polymer science & engineering andpolymer processing.
Mikael S. Hedenqvist, Selected papers will be distributed.
- PRO1 - Project Work, 2.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Examination (TEN1; 4 credits)
Project work (PRO1; 2 credits)
CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology
Ulf W. Gedde, email@example.com, tel. 08-790 76 40
Ulf W. Gedde, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Spring 09.