Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
502001182018CHEMICAL FIBRESCompulsory122
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Objective of this course which is a basic course of textile engineering is to give information about production and properties of regenerated and synthetic fibres.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Tülay Gülümser
Learning Outcomes
1To classify the chemical fibers
2To be informed about the regenerated and synthetic fibres
3To remember the production and consumption situations of the chemical fibers in Turkey and in the world
4To realize the basic properties of chemical fibers
5To realize the properties, production and fiber spinning methods of chemical fibers
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
* History of regenerated and synthetic fibres, Classification of chemical fibres, the production and consumption rate of fibres in the world and Turkey. Basic properties of chemical fibres and their polymerization reactions. Degree of polymerization, molecular weight, copolymers, fibre spinning methods, spinnerets. Regenerated fibres, the production of regenerated cellulose fibres, nitrate method, viscose method, copper method. Acetate fibres, cellulose triacetate and 2.5 acetate fibres. Regenerated protein fibres, their properties and production methods. Alginate fibres Synthetic fibres (polyester, polyamide 6 and 6.6, elastomer, polyacrylonitrile, polyurethane), their production methods, chemical structures, fibre properties and usage area. Inorganic fibres Carbon fibres, their production methods and properties. Glass fibres, raw materials used in fibre production, fibre spinning methods and their properties.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1History of regenerated and synthetic fibres, Classification of chemical fibres, the production situations
2Polymerization reactions: Polycondensation, polyadition, Polymerization reactions, copolimers, fiber spinning methods and spinnerets.
3Regenerated cellulose and Regenerated protein fibres, their production methods, properties
4Polyester fibers, their production methods and properties
5Polyamide fibers, their production methods and properties
6Polyacrylonitrile fibers, their production methods and properties
7Polyurethane fibers, their production methods and properties
8Polethylene fibers, their production methods and properties
9Polyprophylene fibers, their production methods and properties
10Mid-Term
11Polvinylchloride, Polvinylydene chloride, polyvinylalcohol fibers, their production methods and properties
12Carbon fibers, their production methods and properties
13Inorganic fibers, their production methods and properties
14New trends in chemical fibers
Recommended or Required Reading
• Synthesefasern, Grundlagen, Technologie, Verarbeitung und Anwendung, 1981, • Textile Fibers 1970, • Fiber Chemistry 1985
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11717
Final Examination11717
Attending Lectures13226
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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