[ 480ADPTPP3V10 ] VL Polymer Product Design and Engineering III

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Zoltan Major 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Management in Polymer Technologies (MPT) 2020W
Objectives The overview of

  • design and dimensioning methods and
  • the integrative simulation methodology and
  • the basics of the quality assurance and reliability engineering

for unreinforced polymeric materials and polymer matrix composites with respect of their themo-mechanical behavior

  • Part I: Material properties and component behavior as well as design and dimensioning methods for
    • Elastomers and fiber reinforced elastomeric components
    • Thermoplastic polymers and typical components
    • Discontinuous fibre reinforced injection molded polymers and components
    • Continuous fibre reinforced laminated components
    • Sandwich and hybrid structures
    • Metallic materials for light-weight design and for polymer processing tools
  • Part II Quality and Reliability Assessment
    • Quality assurance and quality engineering
    • Basics of reliability engineering
    • Basics of structural integrity assessment
    • Predictive methods for production engineering
  • Part III Lecture Labs
    • Simulation in additive Manufacturing
    • Reliability calculations
Criteria for evaluation Continuation of the project sketch of PPPD, 10 %
Participation in LectureLabs, 10 %
Written (8 questions) and oral exam (20-25 min/person), 80 %
Methods Classical presence or video lectures using slides, 80 %
Case studies of real industrial components, 10 %
Lectures labs, use of calculation and simulation tools with practical examples, 10 %
* Two selected aspects of the simulation methodology is explained using the software tools; simulation for additive manufacturing, methods of virtual allowables for composites
Language English
Study material Powerpoint files (pdf) will be provided via Kusss and Moodle
Case studies of relevant simulation software tools
Selected scientific publications and book chapters
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment