Non-Newtonian fluids are encountered in various engineering applications. This course introduces concepts required to analyze the behaviour of such fluids. Since micro-structural features of materials are responsible for non-Newtonian nature, this course describes the most commonly used classes of material systems and their rheological behaviour.
Week 1: Flow phenomena in complex materials and microstructure; Complex materials; Applications of rheology, with some example material systems Week 2: Stress, strain rate, velocity gradient; Kinematics for simple flows Week 3: Rheometric flows; Rheometers â€“ general review Week 4: Tensors and index notation; Viscous fluids; Stress relaxation Week 5: Maxwell model; Oscillatory shear Week 6: Relaxation time spectrum; Generalized Maxwell model; Time temperature superposition; Solidlike materials Week 7: General linear viscoelastic material â€“ linear response; Review of material functions Week 8: Survey â€“ polymers; Survey â€“ glass-rubber transition Week 9: Survey â€“ multiphase systems; Experimental artifacts â€“ fluid mechanics of cone/plate geometry Week 10: Strain and convected rate; Normal stress, stress growth Week 11: Yield stress fluids â€“ Hershel Belkley model, thixotropic fluids â€“ Structural MODEL Week 12: Terms in nonlinear models; Microscopic origin of stress
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