MFGE 4367 - Polymer Properties and Processing
Structure, physical & mechanical properties, design considerations and processing methods for polymer-based materials are presented. Processing methods include: injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, compression molding, extrusion, filament winding, lay-up methods, vacuum bag molding and pultrusion.
MFGE 4399B - Introduction to Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites in Industrial Applications.
Introductory course in reinforced polymer nanocomposites focusing on materials, manufacturing, characterization, and applications. Primarily nanoclay polymer matrix composites. Focus will be on the challenges of low-cost manufacturing for industrial applications, commercial successes, its impact on current material market, and future.
MFGE 5320 - Polymer Nanocomposites
This graduate level course covers polymer nanocomposites focusing on materials, manufacturing, characterization, and applications. The primary focus is on fiber reinforced polymer nanocomposites. Morphological, Thermal, Mechanical, and Electrical Characterization will be discussed in detail. Applications include fire-resistant, ablative, fatigue-resistant, impact-resistant, and bio-based composites. Registration requires instructor's approval. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
ENGR 3311 - Mechanics of Materials
This course covers the principles of mechanic materials and includes the following topics: stress and strain; elastic modulus and Poisson's ratio; constitutive equations; torsion; bending; axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; deflection of beams; and stability of columns