After studying this course, you should be able to:
analyse the cause of failures in polymer products
recognise safety-critical polymer components in products
describe different failure modes, using conceptual and engineering diagrams, such as fault-tree analysis diagrams
distinguish between non-specification features and defects in polymer products. Suggest ways of reducing the effects of defects
extract key information from standards, specifications, codes of practice, or technical literature and apply that information to product failures.