Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5700453
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5700303
The course set above should be completed before taking METE453 POLYMER MATERIALS .

Course Content

Relationships between structure, properties and processing of polymer materials. Effects of compounding, reinforcing and processing on the behavior of three basic classes of polymers; thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers. Polymer blends and composites. Materials selection during design of polymer components for strength, stiffness, toughness, resistance to fatigue, creep, and hostile environments. Comprehensive comparison of the behavior of polymer materials with metals and ceramics.