PT8651 - POLYMER BLENDS AND ALLOYS (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PT8651 - POLYMER BLENDS AND ALLOYS (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PT8651

POLYMER BLENDS AND ALLOYS

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVE:
• To enable the students to understand the miscibility of polymers, characteristics of blends and mechanism of toughening

UNIT I

CLASSIFICATION OF POLYMER BLENDS AND ALLOYS

9

Definition of polymer blends and alloys - Classification - Criteria for selection of polymer – Thermodynamics of miscibility – Phase morphology – Phase separation behavior - Determination of morphology of polymer blend – Mechanical compatibility - Electron Microscopy.

UNIT II

PREPARATION OF POLYMER BLENDS AND ALLOYS

9

Principles and methods involved in preparation of Polymer blends and alloys - Introduction to polymer rheology in blend – Interpenetrating polymer network: Synthesis, Morphology, Properties and application of polymer blend - Enhancement of polymer miscibility – utilization of miscible polymers.


UNIT III

TYPES OF POLYMER BLENDS

9

Liquid Crystalline Polymer, Blends-Ternary Polymer – Elastomer, Blends-Polymer blends containing block copolymers-– Biodegradable polymer blends- Recycled polymer blends

UNIT IV

TOUGHENED THERMOPLASTICS AND THERMOSETS

9

Toughened polymers- Specific examples for toughened thermoplastics and thermosets - specific interaction - hydrogen bonding interaction, dipole-dipole interaction, ion–dipole & ion-ion interaction and additional specific interaction

UNIT V

APPLICATION OF BLENDS AND ALLOYS

9

Application of Blends in Emerging technology - Photovoltaic, Light Emitting Diode, Electro chromic, Electric conductivity polymer and blends, Lithium battery & Fuel cells Applications

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: Upon completing this course, the students
• Able to express the basic concepts of polymer blend
• Able to infer the thermodynamic of polymer -polymer miscibility
• Able to classify the types of polymer blends
• Able to interpret the characterized polymer blends
• Able to discover the application of polymer blends

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Lloyd M. Robeson - Polymer Blends: A Comprehensive Review, Hanser Publishers, 2007
2. D R Paul and S Newman, “Polymer Blends Vol. I & II”, Academic Press Inc, 1978.

REFERENCES:
1. Olabisis, I W Rubison and M T Shaw Polymer - Polymer Miscibility Academic Press - New York 1979.
2. Utracki, “Polymer Blends and Alloys”, Hanser Publisher.
3. G. Lubin, “Hand Book of Composites”, 2nd Ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY, 1982.
4. S.M.Lee, “Dictionary of Composites Materials Technology”, Technomic Lancaster, Pa, 1989.
5. B.T. Astrom, “Manufacturing of Composites”, Chapman & Hall, 1997.

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