Online Course Catalog
TAM 598 ONL - Rheology
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This course will provide a basic foundation in the mechanics and rheology of structurally complex liquids whose behavior can be modeled as a continuum but cannot be modeled as Newtonian with constant viscosity. Key ideas include rheological property measurement, tensorial constitutive models, flow calculations, basic structure-property relations, and design with nonlinear viscoelastic properties. Concepts will apply to a diverse range of materials such as polymer solutions, polymer melts, colloidal suspensions, emulsions, foams, pastes, biological fluids, biological gels, hydrogels, active soft matter, nano-composites, and inks.
Undergraduate degree and a general knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations is required. Introductory coursework in mechanics (fluid, solid or continuum) is necessary. Intermediate fluid dynamics is strongly suggested (e.g. TAM 435).
- Mechanical Science and Engineering