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Fibrous Materials Science

Code 13310
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 8
Workload T(30H)
Scientific area Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais Fibrosos
Entry requirements No requirements.
Learning outcomes This curricular unit aims to deepen the knowledge of the PhD student in fibrous materials, including natural polymers, in particular in the domains of the relationships between structure and properties, as well as their integration into fibrous structures with new functionalities for applications in innovative materials.
Knowledge, skills and competences:
To analyze the relationship between the structure of polymers and the morphology of nanoelements;
Describe the structure and properties of the main organic and inorganic natural polymers;
Analyze the influence of processing on the morphology and properties of polymeric materials;
To discuss the structure of the fibrous materials at different scales and to analyze the relations with the macroscopic properties;
To analyze the relationships between structure, morphology and macroscopic properties of fibrous materials;
To describe the behavioral basis of fibrous materials with special properties;
Select materials depending on the appli
Syllabus Introduction to fibrous materials
Representative classes of fibrous materials
Polymers in the context of fibrous materials
Properties and typology of polymers
Structure and morphology of polymers
Atomic structure, monomer and polymer chains
Configuration and conformation
MW, MWD and intermolecular forces
Amorphous and crystalline state, liquid crystals
Physical and chemical crosslinking
Relationships between structure and properties
Rheological properties of fused and solution polymers
Mechanical, thermochemical, optical, electrical and magnetic properties
Natural and synthetic polymersCellulose, regenerated cellulose and derivatives
Other polysaccharides
Synthetic Polymers
Inorganic polymers
Injection, extrusion, spinning and solvent evaporation processes
Films and composites
Fibrous structures
Nano, micro and macro scale
Physical and chemical char
Fibrous materials with special prop
Phase change
Shape Memory
Main Bibliography Principal:
Stevens, M.P. (1999). Polymer chemistry: An introduction. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford Univesity Press.
Kennedy, J.F., Phillips, G.O. & Williams, P.A. (2001). Cellulosic pulps, fibres and materials. 1st ed. Woodhead Publishing.
Bhat, G. (2007). Structure and properties of high-performance fibers. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles: Number 187.

Belgacem, M.N. & Gandini, A. (2008). Monomers, polymers and composites from renewable resources. 1st ed.
Artigos científicos, patentes e outras fontes de informação.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Presentation of the UC contents by the professors, including tutorial guidance.

Assessment: written test and discussion of 2 articles.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-10-06

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