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RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF KNOWLEDGE

TECHNOLOGIES
CAT-3 /E3 SEM-2
Engineering Polymers and Polymer Matrix
Composites
Time: 45 minutes
Max. Marks: 15
Date: 09-Mar-13 Branch:
E3SEM2 MME

Part A:

1. Which of the following are characteristics of thermosetting polymer?

a) Heavily branched polymers

b) Linear slightly branched long chain molecules

c) Become infusible on moulding so cannot be reused

d) Soften on heating and harden on cooling, can be reused

2. Which of the following polymer is/are thermoplastic?

1) Teflon 2) Natural rubber 3) Neoprene 4) Polystyrene 5) PEEK

a) 1, 2, 4 and 5 b) 1 only c) Both 1 and 4 d) 1, 4 and 5 e) all of these

3. Vulcanization makes rubber

a) More elastic

b) Soluble in inorganic solvent

c) Crystalline

d) More stiff

4. A plasticizer makes a polymer more pliable by reducing the interactions


between the polymer chains

a) True b) False c) Cant predict


5. Thermoplastic can be recycled because

a) They have more than two functional groups

b) They melt at relatively low temperatures because of low intermolecular


bonds

c) They contain covalent crosslinks

d) They form complex molecular conformations

e) None of the above

6. The most commonly used reagent for curing of saturated hydrocarbon is

a) Sulphur/aniline b) dicumyl peroxide (DCP) c) epoxy resins d) zinc oxide

7. The resin obtained by the step polymerization of hexa metylene diamine


and adipic acid

a) Nylon b)Polyimide c) Rayon d) Polycarbonate e) PEEK f) Vinyl ester

8. Assertion: Polyamides are used as fibers because of high tensile strength

Reason: Strong intermolecular forces lead to close packing of chains and


increase the crystalline character, hence, provide to polymers.

a) Assertion and reason are correct statement and reason explains


assertion

b) Assertion and reason are correct statements but reason does not
explain assertion

c) Both assertion and reason are wrong statement

d) Assertion is correct statement and reason is wrong statement

e) Assertion is wrong statement and reason is correct statement

9. Assertion: Coarse particles carbon black is one of the reinforcing filler to


improve the mechanical properties of polymer

Reason: The factors like high surface area, high porosity and uneven
surface are responsible for reinforcing properties of reinforcing filler.

a) Assertion and reason are correct statement and reason explains


assertion
b) Assertion and reason are correct statements but reason does not
explain assertion

c) Both assertion and reason are wrong statement

d) Assertion is correct statement and reason is wrong statement

e) Assertion is wrong statement and reason is correct statement

10.Assertion: The prepregs are used in dry filament winding

Reason: Prepreg is fully cured resin-impregnated fiber

a) Assertion and reason are correct statement and reason explains


assertion

b) Assertion and reason are correct statements but reason does not
explain assertion

c) Both assertion and reason are wrong statement

d) Assertion is correct statement and reason is wrong statement

e) Assertion is wrong statement and reason is correct statement

Part B:

Answer any one of the following:

1) a) Why the aramid fibers are used in bullet proof jackets?


(2 Mark)

b) Explain the need of sizing in glass fiber?


(2 Marks)

c) Justify the below sentence.

Pitch based carbon fiber is more brittle than PAN based carbon
fiber. (1 Mark)

2) Draw the schematic diagram neatly of resin transfer moulding and


filament winding and explain it briefly.
(2.5 x 2 = 5)
Answers:

1. c

2. d

3. d

4. a

5. b

6. b

7. a

8. a

9. e

10.d