Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Design of plastic products

Overall Course Objectives

To enable the participants to use the properties of plastic materials in a rational and creative way.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe mechanical and chemical properties of different plastic materials including how to characterise these properties.
  • Describe principles and applications of specific design solutions in plastic materials.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative assessment of contructions in plastic materials.
  • Perform choice of plastic materials based on functional requirements of the construction.
  • Calculate stiffness of plastic materials as a function of time and temperature (time-temperature superposition).
  • Select relevant material and process combinations.
  • Analyse and evaluate the influence of processing technologies on the final construction.
  • Demonstrate understanding of design in plastic materials through specific problem solutions.

Course Content

Plastic design using selection of material, models.
Application of properties of plastics.
Testing methods, degradation, long-term properties, influence of processing on properties, chemical resistance, databases and other sources of information on plastics materials properties.
Snap connections, integrated hinges, press fits.
Tool design for injection molded products.
Digital technologies for plastic product development: injection molding simulations, additive manufacturing.
Study cases.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of strength of materials, and plastics materials 41501.41650

Teaching Method

Lectures and exercises.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41737
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Mon 8-12

7.500,00 DKK