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Prof R E Cameron

This course covers polymer processing, which concerns the efficient control of polymer manufacturing, harnessing and controlling the intrinsic properties of macromolecules to achieve desired end products. Its ongoing importance stems from the need to control existing processes to make new objects, use different materials, reduce wastage and energy costs, make lighter products, improve properties and lower the price. We will begin by covering the basics of polymer melt rheology and will then cover the consequences of material behaviour during the processing stages, with a consideration of the unique behaviours seen with macromolecular melt flow. We will conclude with an overview of industrial processing methods and processing design.

This lecture course will cover:

  • Basics of Polymer Melt Rheology
  • Materials Behaviour During Processing
  • Industrial Processing Methods
  • Processing Design