Polymer Rheology

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

A systematic development of the principles and applications of the science of rheology. Reviews vector and tensor mathematics and Newtonian fluid dynamics. Develops the physical and mathematical nature of stress and deformations in materials. Covers the use of theory and application of rheological equations of state.


TEXT:  Understanding Rheology, by Faith A. Morrison, Oxford University Press, 2001. 



Course Schedule

[  1 week] Chap. 1. Introduction
[  2 week] Chap. 2. Vector and Tensor Operations
[  3 week] Chap. 3. Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
[  4 week] Chap. 3. Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (Flow Problems)
[  5 week] Chap. 4. Standard  Flows for Rheology
[  6 week] Chap. 5. Material Functions (Shear Flow)
[  7 week] Chap. 5. Material Functions (Elongational Flow)
[  8 week] Midterm Exam
[  9 week] Chap. 6. Experimental Data (Steady Shear Flow)
[10 week] Chap. 6. Experimental Data (Unsteady Shear Flow)
[11 week] Chap. 7. No Memory: Generalized Newtonian Fluids
[12 week] Chap. 8. Memory Effects: Generalized Linear Viscoelastic Fluids
[13 week] Chap. 8. Memory Effects: Generalized Linear Viscoelastic Fluids
[14 week] Chap. 9. Introduction to More Advanced Constitutive Modeling
[15 week] Chap. 10. Rheomoetry
[16 week] Final Exam