[ 220WKVB20 ] Subject Polymer Processing and Product Engineering

Workload Mode of examination Education level Study areas Responsible person Coordinating university
7 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Gerald Berger-Weber Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Polymer Engineering and Technologies 2022W
Objectives The elective subject "Polymer Processing and Product Engineering" covers additional practical and theoretical topics/knowledge of numerical analysis and computer-assisted methods, fluid mechanics, material science further aspects and economics.
Physics 1 for Technicians
Introduction to classical mechanics (kinematics and dynamics of the mass point, dynamics of rigid bodies, hydrostatics) and thermodynamics (ideal gas and the laws of thermodynamics)

CAD for Plastics Engineering
Use of modern computer tools (CAx-tools) in the product development process, 3D CAD single part modeling (solid modeling), feature techniques, 2D drawing creation, creation of modules, advanced modeling techniques (eg Parametric Design), motion analysis

Introduction to Recycling of Plastics
Starting with an overview of the various recycling pathways (energetic recycling, chemical recycling, and mechanical recycling) and the legislative frameworks, the course allows for insights in different process steps of the recycling pathways. Furthermore, effects of different process steps on the final material properties are shown.

Polymeric Materials 2: Polymer additives
Basics in additivation and formulation of polymeric materials.

Basic concepts and methods in the areas of optics, acoustics, and solid state physics.

Computer Aided Manufacturing - CAD-CAM
Aspects of the CAD-CAM link, CNC manufacturing.

Introduction to Innovationmanagement and Marketing
Basic features of the process flow of innovation Mangements, portfolio technology, IP Rights, product life cycle management.

Fluid Dynamics 1
Principles of fluid mechanics of incompressible fluids.

Business Administration Basics
Value creation and value creation processes (the operational value cycle); Operational performance and operational financial system; The representation of operational performance and financial flows in accounting; Basic functions of corporate management; Theoretical approaches in business administration (e.g. systems theory, stakeholder theory, institutional economics approaches, etc.) and their significance for individual management areas

Natural Fiber Composites
This course introduces all participants into the topic of processing, development of recipes, fundamentals and correlations of natural fibre reinforced polymers (NFC – Natural Fiber Composites, WPC – Wood Polymer Composites). Also the historical evolution, possible applications and current research topics will be discussed.

Introduction to the chemistry of plastics
Understanding of molecular structure and estimation of reactivity of molecules. Understanding of basic reaction mechanisms.
Subordinated subjects, modules and lectures