Module Identifier MAM0520  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Simon J Cox  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Simon J Cox  
Course delivery Lecture   7 Hours. (7 x 1 hour lectures)  
  Practical   24 Hours. (8 x 3 hour practicals)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment coursework [written practical reports (80%); oral examination (20%)]100%
Supplementary Assessment coursework [practical reports]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 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 (2002) Computational Rheology Imperial College Press 1860941869
R. I. Tanner (2000) Engineering rheology 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press 0198564732


This module is at CQFW Level 7