Polymer Processing (MFGE432) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Polymer Processing MFGE432 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. C. Merih Şengönül
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims the development of an understanding of polymer materials and their shaping processes together with compounding to create multiphase systems such as blends and composites.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will understand the macromolecular structure and different architectures of polymer molecules, their effect on crsytallinity and amorphous behavior as well as phase transitions.
  • Sudent will get familiar with many industrial polymers and engineering polymers, copolymers and their blends and learn the primary and secondary bonding between the chain molecules and their effect on their thermoplastic and thermosetting behavior as well as their mechanical properties as well as recycling
  • Student will get the basic idea of polymer synthesis and averaging of molecular weight distribution of polymers and its effect on their thermal and mechanical properties.
  • Student will have basic understanding of viscoeleasticiy and polymer rheology
  • Student will be able to understand various processing and molding operations and be able to analytically analyze extrusion process.
Course Content Introduction to hydrocarbons and macromolecular structures, homopolymers, copolymers, elastomers, blends and thermosets, morphology of polymers, semicrystalline and amorhous states, polymer additives, mechanical properties, differential scanning calorimetry and dilatometry, rheological properties, non Newtonian flow, viscoelasticity, melt flow index and rheometers, melting and mixing; die forming, extrusion based processes, molding processes, manufacture of tires and other rubber products.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to polymer morphology, architecture and behavior Chapter 1
2 Polymer synthesis and bonding in polymers Chapter 2
3 Characterization of molecular weights Chapter 3
4 Morphology of Polymers, crsytalization and amorphous structure Chapter 4
5 Thermodynamic transitions in Polymers Chapter 5
6 Mechanical Properties Chapter 6
7 Rubber elasticity Chapter 7
8 Pure viscous flow and newtonian behavior Chapter 8
9 Viscoelasticity and Non-newtonian flows Chapter 9
10 Polymer Rheology Chapter 10
11 Polymer Rheology Chapter 11
12 Extrusion Chapter 12
13 Molding processes: Injection, blow molding, etc. Chapter 13
14 Other polymer shaping operations Chapter 14
15 Rubber production and vulcanization Chapter 15
16 Tire manufacturing Chapter 16


Course Book 4. Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials (2nd edition) Stephen Rosen
Other Sources 5. Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Processing by Stanley Middleman, McGraw-Hill, 1977
6. Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems by Mikell P. Groover, John Wiley and Sons Inc, (2007)
7. Principles of Polymer Processing, Zehev Tadmor, Costas G. Gogos, Wiley Interscience, 2007

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory 1 5
Application 1 10
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 5
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 75
Percentage of Final Work 25
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Laboratory 1 2 2
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 3 3
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 1 5 5
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 82