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M E 417: Introduction to Polymer Processing

  • Catalog Description:
    Description of the physical, thermal, mechanical, and rheological properties of polymeric materials relevant to their processing behavior. Review of the basic transport phenomena equations: mass, momentum, and energy. Analysis of various processing operations for the manufacture of polymeric articles, with particular emphasis on: extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, and compression molding. Discussion of plastics recycling issues.  
  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites or Corequisites: Sr st or cons inst
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