Polymer Science and Engineering

Course Information
TitleΕπιστήμη και Τεχνολογία Πολυμερών / Polymer Science and Engineering
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000805

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of the course the student will be able to: -Understand the polymer synthesis at the Chemistry / Mechanism level as well as at the level of process design. -Understand the basic properties of polymers and how they are exploited for their characterization and for the design of products with specific sets of properties. -Understand the thermomechanical behavior and rheology of polymers and how they are utilized for the processing of polymers and the design of end products.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductory concepts, nomenclature, molecular weight distributions. Polymerization mechanisms. Step growth polymerization, sol-gel reactions. Chain polymerization. Copolymerization. Catalytic systems, stereoregular polymers. Polymer reaction engineering. Chain conformations. Polymer solutions, alloys and blends. Glass transition. Melting and crystallization. Rubber elasticity, thermoplastic elastomers. Viscoelasticity. Fracture mechanics of polymers. Polymer rheology. Extrusion, injection molding, polymer processing techniques.
polymers, plastics, elastomers, composites, polymerization, rheology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentation / transparencies
Course Organization
Reading Assigment94
Student Assessment
Mid-term exam (20%) Final exam (80%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κ. ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΟΥ, Επιστήμη και Τεχνολογία Πολυμερών, Πήγασος 2000, 2012 Γ. Καραγιαννίδη, Ε. Σιδερίδου, Χημεία Πολυμερών, Ζήτη, 2006
Additional bibliography for study
F. Rodriguez, C. Cohen, C. Ober, L. Archer, Principles of Polymer Systems, McGraw Hill, 2003
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