‘Introduction to Rheology’ addresses mainly PhD students but also to industry representatives (subject to admission fees) that wish to enhance their knowledge of rheology.
The course offers a broad overview of rheology fundamentals and an overview of some of the main types of complex fluids. The tentative lecture topics are:
Rheology Fundamentals, Measurement techniques, Dispersions – with emphasis on cellulose-based systems), Introduction to rheometry, Rheology of suspensions, Food and bio-rheology, Modelling and simulation, applications to bio-systems, Introduction to paper coating rheology, Combined rheological methods, Polymeric materials and composites – including biocomposites – and Combined Rheological Methods.
In addition to lectures, the course includes project work and an exam.
The course schedule will be updated before the course begins.