This course covers basic concepts in polymer composites, including phase separation and miscibility, microstructures, and mechanical behavior. The first third of the course focuses on polymer blends with an emphasis on polymer-polymer miscibility. The second third of the course focuses on fiber reinforced and laminated composites. The final third of the course covers techniques of polymer processing and materials selection. Coverage of polymer melt processing methods such as injection molding and extrusion and selection of suitable processing methods and their applications are included.
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