Course Name: Rheology of Complex Materials

Course abstract

Non-Newtonian fluids are encountered in various engineering applications. This course introduces concepts required to analyze the behavior of such fluids. Since micro-structural features of materials are responsible for non-Newtonian nature, this course describes the most commonly used classes of material systems and their rheological behaviour.

Course Instructor

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Prof. Abhijit Deshpande

Abhijit P. Deshpande is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. His focus is on obtainingthe understanding of polymeric systems, more specifically their aggregation and gelation behaviour. Rheology is used as a probing tool to investigate polymer blends, sulfonated polymers, crosslinked hydrogels, supramolecular / living polymers and polymeric composites in his group. He teaching interests include specialized courses in fluid mechanics, rheology and continuum mechanics; and core chemical engineering courses such as mass transfer and thermodynamics.

Teaching Assistant(s)

G Swaminath Bharadwaj

PhD, Chemical Engineering

 Course Duration : Jan-Apr 2018

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 Enrollment : 20-Nov-2017 to 22-Jan-2018

 Exam Date : 28-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018