Course Details

Polymer Materials

Academic Year 2022/23

CJ004 course is part of 3 study plans

N-P-C-SI (N) Winter Semester 1st year

N-K-C-SI (N) Winter Semester 1st year

N-P-E-SI (N) Winter Semester 1st year

♦ The tuition renders a complex survey about plastics produce at home and abroad, briefly discusses the production of these materials and especially the properties and the utilization in building work. The stress is laid to new plastics with maximal length of service life. Coursse describes cellulose, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyesters, polytetrafluorethylen, PVC, polyamide, polystyrene and epoxy resins, polyesters, polyurethane, modern acrylic polymers, polyacrilate and silicones as well.
♦ The description of different types of polymer includes typical products of each polymer and reasons for selection of particular polymer for certain product.
♦ The course makes the student acquainted with the possibility of polymers added into cement mortars and concrete, but the main stress is laid to the rehabilitation of building structures, which is at the time being a very actual problem in building industry.
♦ The lessons are supplemented by laboratory assignments.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Rostislav Drochytka, CSc., MBA, dr. h. c.

Institute

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components

Objective

The aim of teaching is to present a complex survey of plastics produced in our country and abroad. Accent is laid on new plastics with maximal time of life. The subject informs about the possibility of plastics added into cement mortars and concrete – main accent is laid on rehabilitation of concrete structures.

Knowledge

The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring a complex overview of plastic substances produced in the CR and abroad, on new plastic materials with maximum endurance, on possibilities of plastic substances added to the cement mortars and concretes with focus on sanitation of concrete structures.

Syllabus

♦ 1.Outline of plastics produced in our country and in abroad, classification.
♦ 2.Production of plastics. New plastics with maximum service life.
♦ 3.Properties of plastics.
♦ 4.Cellulose, polyethylene.
♦ 5.Polypropylene, PIB and polytetrafluorethylene- Teflon.
♦ 6.PVC, production, properties, utilization. PC and C.
♦ 7.Polyamides, polystyrene.
♦ 8.Epoxy resins.
♦ 9.Polyesters.
♦ 10.Polyurethans.
♦ 11.Acrylated polymeres – polyacrylates.
♦ 12.Other used polymers (furan resins, phenoplasts, aminoplasts etc.)
♦ 13.Silicones. Possibilities of plastics utilization (into cement mortars and concrete, paints, glues etc.), liquidation of polymers.

Prerequisites

♦ Course Polymer Materials is not related directly to previous courses, but the student who sign up the course should be able to explain the elementary concepts of chemistry, materials testing and basic principles of composites.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

5 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/253277

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

♦ 1.Outline of plastics produced in our country and in abroad, classification.
♦ 2.Production of plastics. New plastics with maximum service life.
♦ 3.Properties of plastics.
♦ 4.Cellulose, polyethylene.
♦ 5.Polypropylene, PIB and polytetrafluorethylene- Teflon.
♦ 6.PVC, production, properties, utilization. PC and C.
♦ 7.Polyamides, polystyrene.
♦ 8.Epoxy resins.
♦ 9.Polyesters.
♦ 10.Polyurethans.
♦ 11.Acrylated polymeres – polyacrylates.
♦ 12.Other used polymers (furan resins, phenoplasts, aminoplasts etc.)
♦ 13.Silicones. Possibilities of plastics utilization (into cement mortars and concrete, paints, glues etc.), liquidation of polymers.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

♦ 1. Introductory lesson, work safety, laboratory regulations
♦ 2. Determination of water vapour diffusion properties of thin layers polymer sheets and coatings
♦ 3. Determination of CO2 diffusion properties of polymer coatings
♦ 4. Preparation of PVC plastisols, adhesion and strength test, influence of different composition and gel temperatures
♦ 5. Theory of identification and identification of polymers in fire, dissolution test, pyrolitic test
♦ 6. Infrared spectroscopy-identification of plastic materials
♦ 7. Preparation and determination of properties of polymer concrete and polymer mortar
♦ 8. Preparation of phenol formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde resins
♦ 9. Preparation of polymer mortars and determination of their properties
♦ 10. Preparation of polymer screeds, application, testing. Preparation of polymer concrete and porous polymer concrete
♦ 11. Determination of chemical resistance of plastic materials in various aggressive environments, applications analysis in the evaluation of the material exposed in the specific context
♦ 12. Excursions (e.g. Fatra Napajedla, Barum, or Rimtech etc.)
♦ 13. Credit test, inspection protocols, granting the credit