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Advanced Thermal Analysis

3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4016079FNR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

Semester
2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
English
Partnership agreement
  • Under interuniversity agreement for degree program
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Responsible organisation
Materials and Chemistry
Educational Team:
  • Guy VAN ASSCHE (course titular)
    Activities and contact hours
    • 12 contact hours Lecture
    • 24 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
    Course content

    Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is fully worked out as the most important thermal analysis technique: instrumentation, measuring principle, calibration, choice of experimental parameters.
    Modulated Temperature DSC (MTDSC), a recent extension of the conventional DSC technique, is treated in detail.
    Additional techniques are discussed: thermogravimetric analysis (TGA),thermomechanical and dynamic mechanical analysis  (TMA and DMA), dielectric analysis (DEA), micro(nano)-calorimetry, micro-and nano thermal analysis.
    Theory and practice are combined.

    Course material
    • Handbook (Recommended): Thermal Methods of Analysis; Principles, Applications and Problems, Blackie Academic and Professional, P.J. Haines, Chapman and Hall, London, 1995
    • Handbook (Recommended): Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis of Polymers, V.B.F. Mathot, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Vienna, New York, 1994
    • Handbook (Recommended): Differential Scanning Calorimetry. An Introduction for Practitioners, G. Höhne, W. Hemminger, H.-J. Flammersheim, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1996
    Additional info

    Course notes;

    Recommended literature:
    P.J. Haines (Ed.), Thermal Methods of Analysis; Principles, Applications and Problems, Blackie Academic and Professional (Chapman and Hall), London, 1995.
    Additional literature:
    V.B.F. Mathot (Ed.), Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis of Polymers, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Vienna, New York, 1994.
    G. Höhne, W. Hemminger, H.-J. Flammersheim, Differential Scanning Calorimetry. An Introduction for Practitioners, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1996.

    Programme Objectives

    Algemene competenties

    Knowledge and understanding of thermal analysis as a characterization tool is aimed at, with emphasis on the most recent developments and primarily applied on polymers.
    The student should be able to perform an optimized characterization of a wide variety of products and materials by means of well chosen complementary thermal analysis techniques.

    The student should be able to interprete thermal analysis data, combining information of different analyses, and should be able to suggest other experiments to confirm or disprove the interpretation made. 

    This course contributes to reaching the following learning objectives.

    The Master of Sciences in Chemical and Materials Engineering has in-depth knowledge and understanding of

    MA_1   exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering

    MA_17 an integrated insight in chemical process and materials' technology

    MA_18 insight in chemistry as a link between process and materials technology

    The Master of Sciences in Chemical and Materials Engineering can

    MA_6   correctly report on research or design results in the form of a technical report or in the form of a scientific paper

    MA_7   present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience

    MA_11 think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information

    The Master of Sciences in Chemical and Materials Engineering has

    MA_12 a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society

    MA_13 a critical attitude towards one’s own results and those of others

    MA_15 the flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context

    MA_16 an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career 

     

    Grading

    The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

    • Oral Exam determines 50% of the final mark.
    • PRAC Presentation determines 50% of the final mark.

    Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

    Oral exam with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 50% of the final mark.

    Within the PRAC Presentation category, the following assignments need to be completed:

    Presentation with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 50% of the final mark.

    Additional info with regard to grading

    Oral presentation and examination