Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
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Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 24 Hours. (8 x 3 hour practicals)
Lecture 7 Hours. (7 x 1 hour lectures)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment [written practical reports (80%); oral examination (20%)]  coursework  100%
Supplementary Assessment [practical reports]  coursework  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Generate a computational mesh for a given flow problem.
2. Use numerical software for solving complex viscoelastic flow problems.
3. Display numerical results using graphics libraries.
4. Make comparisons with experimental observations.

Brief description

This module introduces numerical software for solving problems in computational rheology. Students will gain experience in using commercially developed software for simulating flows of real fluids through complex geometries. Mesh generation, choice of material parameters, boundary condition specification and analysis and interpretation of the numerical results will be explored.


This module will provide students with experience of using commercially developed numerical software for solving complex viscoelastic flow problems. Comparisons with experimental observations will be performed where relevant.

Reading List

Recommended Text
H. A. Barnes, J. Hutton and K. Walters (1989) An introduction to rheology Elsevier Primo search M. J. Crochet, A. R. Davies and K. Walters (1984) Numerical simulation of non-Newtonian flow Elsevier Primo search R. G. Owens and T. N. Phillips (2002) Computational Rheology Imperial College Press Primo search R. I. Tanner (2000) Engineering rheology 2nd Ed Oxford University Press Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7