Polymer Materials, 6 credits (TMKM17)

Polymera material, 6 hp

Main field of study

Product Development Mechanical Engineering


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Ru Lin Peng

Director of studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (Technology for Sustainable Development) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering materials) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping o
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Product Development, Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Design and Product Development
  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic knowledge in materials science and engineering

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to present to the student the fundamental knowledge in polymer engineering, with focus on describing material structures, engineering properties and manufacturing processes. After the course the student shall:

  • Be able to explain the characteristic structures and properties of the different polymer groups, important forming processes and the interrelationship between structures, properties and manufacturing.
  • Be able to make conceptual material selection for polymer products from requirements on properties and process and choose manufacturing process based on production volumes, dimensions, etc.
  • Have understanding for the principles in design with polymer and composite materials.

Course content

Structure of polymer materials, thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosets, composites, additives, crystallinity, thermal properties, mechanical properties, viscoelasticity, damage and fracture, design, and manufacturing.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, tutorials, laboratory and course work.


UPG1Seminar assignmentU, G1 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G1 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Lightweight materials, Mechanics of light structures, Optimization of materials, Experimental evaluation of fatigue and fracture properties, Engineering materials/Solid mechanics - Case studies


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mikael Segersäll


Ru Lin Peng

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 52 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 108 h

Course literature

Kompletterande litteratur

N. G. McCrum, C. P. Buckley, C. B. Bucknall, Principles of Polymer Engineering

Additional literature


N. G. McCrum, C. P. Buckley, C. B. Bucknall, Principles of Polymer Engineering
UPG1 Seminar assignment U, G 1 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 1 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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