Module Identifier MAM0520  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Tim Phillips  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   7 x 1 hour lectures  
  Practical   8 x 3 hour practicals  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Practical Report: written practical reports (80%); oral examination (20%)100%
Supplementary Assessment Practical reports100%

Learning outcomes

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

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 Lists

** Recommended Text
R. G. Owens and T. N. Phillips (2002) Computational Rheology Imperial College Press 1860941869
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. I. Tanner (2000) Engineering rheology 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press 0198564732


This module is at CQFW Level 7