Module Identifier MAM0620  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor Russell Davies  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Russell Davies  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours. (10 x 1 hour lectures)  
  Other   Workshop. 2 day symposium  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report: Written report of the symposium.50%
Semester Assessment Report: Summary written report of the intensive lecture course.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 Lists

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


This module is at CQFW Level 7