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Course MV-CCE-86972-K-4

Designing with plastics (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-IVW] Composite Materials
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


At the end of the lecture, if there are enough participants, there will be an excursion to BASF SE in Ludwigshafen.


  • Characteristic properties of thermoplastic materials, specific values for dimensioning
  • Material selection
  • Designing appropriate to plastic materials, parts quality, tolerances
  • Machine elements made of plastic
  • Joining technologies: Integral hinges, weld joints, screw joints, snap-connections
  • Component calculation
  • Special technologies of polymer processing, plastic-metal combinations
  • Aspects related to plastics and the environment

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • describe important characteristic values of plastic materials
  • select plastic materials according to individual requirements
  • develop components appropriate to plastics
  • identify suitable joining technologies for plastic parts
  • calculate design elements
  • assess plastic parts
  • list special technologies of polymer processing
  • assess the applicability of thermoplastic materials


  • G.W. Ehrenstein: Polymer-Werkstoffe, Struktur - Eigenschaften - Anwendung, Carl Hanser Verlag München 2011 (ISBN: 978-3-446-42283-4)
  • G. Erhard: Konstruieren mit Kunststoffen, Carl Hanser Verlag München 2008 (ISBN: 978-3-446-41646-8)
  • E. Baur, T. A. Osswald, N. Rudolph, S. Brinkmann, E. Schmachtenberg: Saechtling Kunststoff Taschenbuch, Carl Hanser Verlag München 2013 (ISBN: 978-3-446-43442-4)


Projector, blackboard, sample parts

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-CCE-86972-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-CCE-180-M-4] Designing with plastics P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP