Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 Hours. (10 x 1 hour lectures)
Other Workshop. 2 day symposium


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written report of the symposium.  Report:  50%
Semester Assessment Summary written report of the intensive lecture course.  Report:  50%
Supplementary Assessment Marks for components passed in the semester assessments are carried forward; reports for failed components must be resubmitted; the weighting of components is the same as for the semester assessments.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. describe problems of current interest in one area of industrial rheology.
2. summarise the industrial interest and the issues involved in this area.
3. highlight outstanding problems in industrial rheology giving explanations on why they need to be resolved.
4. describe the scientific developments in an area of contemporary rheology.

Brief description

This module comprises two components. The first part is attendance at a symposium on a topic of industrial rheology. These are organised on a regular basis by the University of Wales Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. This will expose students to problems of current interest in industrial rheology. The second component is an intensive course of lectures on a subject in contemporary rheology such as micro-macro constitutive modeling, stochastic simulation and the modelling of branched polymers. These lectures will be given by an invited European authority on the subject.


This module will introduce students to problems of current interest to the industrial rheologist.

Reading List

Recommended Text
R. G. Owens and T. N. Phillips (2002) Computational Rheology Imperial College Press Primo search R. I. Tanner (2000) Engineering rheology 2nd Oxford University Press Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7