Code 313BB
Credits 6

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the knowledge aimed at understanding the rheology and its basic experiments.
The course includes the acquisition of the following main skills:
1. awareness of the importance of rheology in scientific research, in industrial applications and in life, including daily activities;
2. phenomenological knowledge of the main rheological behaviors of the materials: viscosity and its dependence in Non-Newtonian liquids, viscoelasticity, normal stresses, extensional viscosity
3. recognition of the rheological behavior of different materials: polymers, gels, suspensions
4. application of the main rheological models;
5. knowledge of the experimental methods of rheological survey and main instrumentation;
6. mathematical tensor treatment of rheology and introduction to advanced rheological theories.