1. Structure, Properties and Processing of Polymeric Materials Structure. Material States and Transition Regions. Homogeneous Polymeric Materials. Heterogeneous Polymeric Materials. Deformation Behavior. Processing. Orientation and Internal Stresses. Processing Induced Surface Texture. Primary Textures of Polymer Surfaces Caused by the Manufacturing Process. Textures of Post-Treated Surfaces. Material Defects.
2. Surface Damage, Mechanical Surface Damage. Frictional Wear. Uniform Frictional Wear of Flat Surfaces. Local Frictional Wear (Pitting). Rolling Wear. Localised, Mechanical Surface Damage. Wear Caused by Exposure to Solid Particle Streams. Impingement of Droplets. Erosion. Cavitation. Physico-Chemical Surface Damage. Surface Damage Caused by Chemicals. UV Irradiation. Weathering. Temperature Impact. Biological Impact.
3. Fractures, Mechanical Fractures. Load Fractures. Crazes. Ductile Overload Fractures. Brittle Fractures. Dynamic Fatigue Fractures. Vibration-Induced Creep Fractures. True Vibration Fractures. Effect of Chemicals on Load Fractures. Environmental Stress Cracking.