MSE-430 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Leterrier Yves

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Students understand what life cycle engineering is and apply this methodology to adapt and improve the durability of polymer-based products. They understand how to recycle these materials and are able to perform an environmental assessment, based on several practical case studies.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Polymers, structure and properties
Polymer processing

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Model Define and calculate the material intensity
  • Formulate Define and explain the time-temperature equivalences for polymers
  • Describe Explain the principles of health monitoring and self-repair materials
  • Model Predict the lifetime of a polymer part
  • Develop Design a recycling process for polymers and composites
  • Design Design a polymer-based part to reduce its environmental impact

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra with group work

Expected student activities

- Participate to the course and to the case studies

- Realize a group project on a selected topic (for example, accelerated aging, material intensity of an automotive component, etc.)

Assessment methods

The examination is in the form of a group project, which is evaluated with a "1 slide" oral presentation in english in the class and a written report in english that has to be submitted at last, Friday of the second week after the end of the teachings.

The final grade is the average of the following 5 grades :

  1. Quality of the report (spelling, quality of the figures)
  2. Bibliography (relevance of the information; all sources MUST be cited!)
  3. Case study (data quality and novelty)
  4. Synthesis and conclusions of the project
  5. Quality of the 1-slide presentation (clarity, content and timing)

Resources

Bibliography

Lundquist L., Leterrier Y., Sunderland P.W., Månson J.-A.E., `Life Cycle Engineering of Plastics. Technology, Economy and the Environment¿, Elsevier, Oxford (2000).

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

A course 'polycopié' is available (latest edition 2013)

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Life cycle engineering of polymers
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Life cycle engineering of polymers
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Life cycle engineering of polymers
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11MXG110    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Lundi, 10h - 12h: Cours MXG110