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MTX Course Descriptions

Textile Chemistry

TEC 500 - Thesis

8 credits
Written presentation of an original research topic in Textile Chemistry, which demonstrates analysis, ability, and proficiency in the solution.  The thesis shall be conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor.  An oral examination in defense of the thesis is required.  Graded CR/F. Graded CR/F

TEC 502 - Transport Properties: Dyeing and Controlled Delivery

3 credits
Physiochemical theories of the application of mass transport in solid materials including the thermodynamics and kinetic principles involved.  Applications in dyeing of textiles and related materials, antimicrobial and fragrance delivery, and controlled drug release will be considered.

TEC 503 - Physical Chemistry of Surface Active Agents

3 credits
This lecture course is concerned with the physiochemical principles involved in surface- active agents. The chemical nature of the agents is studied and related to their properties. The technical uses are evaluated on this basis.

TEC 509 - Chemical Technology of Finishing

3 credits
Chemical finishes which modify fabric appearance, feel, and serviceability (to shrinkage, soiling, mildew, moths, wrinkling, fire, water, static electricity, etc.) are discussed, along with the means used to apply them. The production of special effects (permanent press, crepe, moire, etc.) is also studied.

TEC 510 - Polymer Chemistry

3 credits
The physical and organic chemistry of polymers; kinetics, molecular weight determination, polymerization mechanisms and stereochemistry of polymers are studied.  Structure-property correlations and elements of polymer processing technology are considered.  Meets with TEC410.

TEC 525 - Fiber Materials

3 credits
The structure and production of fibers, including molecular arrangements and morphologies. The conversion of fibers into textile yarn structures and the relationship between physical and chemical properties of fibers and processing dynamics on the yarn properties will be studied.

TEC 533 - Computer Modeling

3 credits
Modeling of materials at multiple length scales.  Polymer molecular modeling using semi-empirical, molecular mechanics, and molecular dynamics methods.  Finite element methods for composite and transport problems.  QSPR methods for property prediction.

TEC 595 - Independent Study

variable credits
Conditions and hours to be arranged
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, graduate director, and college dean Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline’s course offerings.

TEC 596 - Directed Study

3 credits
Conditions and hours to be arranged
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, graduate director, and college dean Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered.

Textile Technology

MTX 500 - Thesis

8 credits
Written presentation of an original research topic in Textile Technology, which demonstrates analysis, ability, and proficiency in the solution. The thesis shall be conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor. An oral examination in defense of the thesis is required. Graded CR/F. Graded CR/F

MTX 502 - Adv Material & Composite

3 credits
Processes used for producing functionally advanced and intelligent fibrous materials: Lamination, coating, flocking, wet layup, resin transfer molding, sheet molding, pultrusion, and filament winding. Also studied are resins for coating, adhesives and polymeric matrices, and reinforcing fibrous structures and preforms such as prepreg, fabrics, 3-D woven fabrics, nonwovens, nanofibers, braided and knotted structures. Properties of the resulting structures and their application areas such as nanocomposites, biological fibrous composites, medical, military, and other industrial and functional products are considered.

MTX 502 - Advanced Materials and Composites

3 credits
Processes used for producing functionally advanced and intelligent fibrous materials: Lamination, coating, flocking, wet layup, resin transfer molding, sheet molding, pultrusion, and filament winding. Also studied are resins for coating, adhesives and polymeric matrices, and reinforcing fibrous structures and preforms such as prep-reg, fabrics, 3-D woven fabrics, non-wovens, nanofibers, braided and knotted structures. Properties of the resulting structures and their application areas such as nanocomposites, biological fibrous composites, medical, military, and other industrial and functional products are considered.

MTX 503 - Research Techniques

1 credits
Aids the student in better understanding research approach and techniques. To develop an insight as to the evaluation of research results. A proposal on an original research topic must be submitted and approved.

MTX 504 - Graduate Seminar

3 credits
Student discussions on selected topics will be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member. Written papers to be submitted on those topics assigned.

MTX 505 - Yarn Technology II

3 credits

MTX 506 - Independent Study

3 credits
Prerequisite: graduate standing Individual study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area of textiles not otherwise a part of the course offerings. Students shall be held responsible for meeting the requirements of independent study as outlined in an approved proposal.

MTX 508 - Design and Analysis of Experiments

3 credits
Prerequisites: TET 411, TET 412 A study of the statistical methods and systems employed in the design of experiments, the testing of materials, and the evaluation of test data.

MTX 517 - Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Materials

3 credits
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Graduate or senior standing An introduction to advanced composite materials employing fiber reinforcement. Also studied are resins for polymeric matrices, reinforcing fibers, and properties of the resulting structures. Manufacturing techniques and testing of composite materials are examined.

MTX 521 - Biological and Biomedical Materials

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to biological and biomedical material.  It covers biomaterials made from metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.  The biocompatibility and biodegradability of biomaterials are discussed.  Replacements of body soft and hard tissues are presented.  The interactions between cells and biomaterials are presented.

MTX 560 - Materials Selection & Design

3 credits
A project-based integrative course taking a component through design, materials selection, finite element analysis, prototyping and testing. Students will use CAD and FEM programs and materials selection systems.

MTX 563 - Fibrous Structure

3 credits
The molecular structure and arrangements of molecules in fibers are considered with respect to giving a foundation to the understanding of the physical and mechanical properties and behavior of textile raw materials. The properties are examined from a fundamental viewpoint so that a sound approach to the technological utilization of fibers in textiles can be established. An introduction is made to the interrelation between fiber properties and yarn and fabric geometry in determining the behavior of textiles.

MTX 564 - Mechanics of Fibrous Structures

3 credits
A study of the mechanics of fibrous assemblies such as twisted structures (yarns, rope, braid), woven, knitted, and nonwoven fabrics. The methods of continuum mechanics and differential geometry to interrelate material properties and end-use properties are considered.

MTX 595 - Independent Study

variable credits
Conditions and hours to be arranged
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, graduate director, and college dean Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area not otherwise part of the discipline’s course offerings.

MTX 596 - Directed Study

3 credits
Conditions and hours to be arranged
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, graduate director, and college dean Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered.

 

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