LIVE _ Basics of Rheology

ABOUT THE COURSE

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.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Abhijit P. Deshpande is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. His focus is on obtainingthe understanding of polymeric systems, more specifically their aggregation and gelation behaviour. Rheology is used as a probing tool to investigate polymer blends, sulfonated polymers, crosslinked hydrogels, supramolecular / living polymers and polymeric composites in his group. He teaching interests include specialized courses in fluid mechanics, rheology and continuum mechanics; and core chemical engineering courses such as mass transfer and thermodynamics.

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