Module Identifier MAM0520  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor T Phillips  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Arthur Davies  
Course delivery Lecture   5 x 1 hour lectures  
  Practical   8 x 3 hour practicals  
Assessment Practical report   written practical reports (80%); oral examination (20%)   100%  
  Resit assessment   Practical reports   100%  

General 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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
H. A. Barnes, J. Hutton and K. Walters. (1989) An introduction to rheology. Elsevier 0444871203
M. J. Crochet, A. R. Davies and K. Walters. (1984) Numerical simulation of non-Newtonian flow. Elsevier 0444422927
R. G. Owens and T. N. Phillips. (2001) Techniques of computational rheology. Imperial College Press