[ 479AMMEESMK12 ] KV Engineering with Soft Materials

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Zoltan Major 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2015W
  • Acquisition of basic knowledge of technical elastomers
  • Understanding hyperelastic material models
  • Knowledge of the general design and dimensioning principles for technical elastomers
  • Basic characteristics of technical elastomers
  • Cross-linking systems
  • Mechanical material models
  • General design rules of elastomer components
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Methods Lecture (presentation and discussion)
Language English
Study material Lecture Note
The Chapters “Rubber, Elastomer and Compound” and “Design of components” are from Gent, Alan N. (Engineering with rubber: how to design rubber components. Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG, 2012). The “Elasticity” description is mainly based on Buckley’s contribution on “Experimental Methods for Rubberlike Solids” within “Mechanics and thermome-chanics of rubberlike solids” (Springer, 2004) edited by Saccomandi and Ogden. The constitutive models are extended based on Charlton, Yang, and Teh ("A review of methods to characterize rubber elastic behavior for use in finite element analysis." Rubber chemistry and technology 67.3 (1994): 481-503). “Dynamic Thermomechanical Analysis” chapter is a summary of a literature review including some experimental data of the lecturer.
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture 700PPENESMK11: KV Engineering with Soft Materials (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority