308.107 Polymers for Special Applications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • define the characteristic properties of high-performance plastics such as fluoroplastics (PTFE, PFA, FEP, ETFE, PVDF, ECTFE, PCTFE), polyaryl ether ketones (PAEK), polyimides (PI), liquid crystalline plastics (LCP) etc.
  • explain how electrically conductive polymers are constructed
  • characterize properties of UV light-curable special polymers

Subject of course

Polymers with High Temperature Resistance, Functional Polymers, Biodegradable Polymers

Teaching methods

  • frontal teaching
  • calculation examples
  • videos
  • illustrative material

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon11:00 - 12:0001.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98775145546?pwd=VXNESVdKemZ2cnhwdThMM2I5MmZ3dz09 (LIVE)prelimenary meeting
Tue10:00 - 13:0027.04.2021 zoom meeting einladungen in TUWEL (LIVE)SPKT-Elastomere 1
Tue10:00 - 13:0004.05.2021 zoom meeting einladungen in TUWEL (LIVE)SPKT-Elastomere 2
Tue10:00 - 13:0011.05.2021 zoom meeting einladungen in TUWEL (LIVE)SPKT-Thermoplaste 1
Tue10:00 - 13:0018.05.2021 zoom meeting einladungen in TUWEL (LIVE)SPKT-Thermoplaste 2
Thu10:00 - 13:0010.06.2021 zoom meeting einladungen in TUWEL (LIVE)SPKT-Funktionspolymere 1
Thu10:00 - 13:0024.06.2021 zoom meeting einladungen in TUWEL (LIVE)SPKT-Funktionspolymere 2

Examination modalities

Exam questions as example:

Why is PEEK so interesting for biomedical applications?

Write 3 important properties of von PE-UHMW

Draw a typical stress-strain-temperature diagram (3D, first cycle) for a thermoplastic shape-memory polymer with a thermally induced shape-memory effect. Explain different steps

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.02.2021 00:00 22.05.2021 23:59



There are no lecture notes available for this course. The presentation slides will be accessible on TUWEL.

Literature related to the course i.a.

  • G.W. Becker, D. Braun (Hrsg.): Kunststoffhandbuch 3/3 Hochleistungs-Kunststoffe Carl Hanser Verlag, München Wien, 1994
  • H. Domininghaus, P. Elsner (Hrsg.), P. Eyrerer (Hrsg.), T. Hirth (Hrsg.): Kunststoffe – Eigenschaften und Anwendungen Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2008

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge about polymeric materials

Preceding courses

Continuative courses