Before choosing courseFKF3270 Introduction to Rheology 3.0 creditsAdministrate About course
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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

- Motivation, daily live, literature, journals

- First principles, physical origin -Simple models: Maxwell, Voigt, Burger, Carreau, Ostwald-de Waele

- Glossary on rheological terms with explanations

- Rheological hardware

- Rheological response of dispersions

- Rheological response of polymers

- Final Exam

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to make the student familiar with the basic physics and physical chemistry of rheology. Rheology itself is the science of flow and deformation of matter. The participant should get aware of fundamental theory, experiments and interpretation. Specific emphasize will be given on rheology of polymers and dispersion. Rheology is a science that bridges natural science, specifically physics and chemistry and chemical and mechanical engineering.

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Literature and preparations

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Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced. Script will be handed out.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

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Examination *

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

The course will be finalized with an oral exam on Friday or and written exam depending on the audience.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Michael Malkoch

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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Michael Malkoch,, tel: +46 8 7908768

Supplementary information

Introduction to Rheology given by prof Manfred Wilhelm, Karlsruhe, Germany

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology