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Understanding Rheology

ISBN-10: 0195141660
ISBN-13: 9780195141665
Edition: 2001
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Description: Understanding Rheology is a main text for advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses taught in departments of chemical and mechanical engineering. Rheology is the study of the deformation and flow of materials. The plastic flow solids, such as  More...

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List price: $199.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Understanding Rheology is a main text for advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses taught in departments of chemical and mechanical engineering. Rheology is the study of the deformation and flow of materials. The plastic flow solids, such as molten rock, and the physical properties of complex fluids such as polymers, colloids, foams, gels are among the chief concerns of rheology. The field of rheology is an industrially important one, and one that is growing rapidly. Rheology is of primary importance in polymer processing, food processing, coating and printing, and many other manufacturing processes. This text begins with refresher sections on tensor and vector operations and Newtonian fluid mechanics which the students may or may not have retained from their fluid mechanis course (a certain prerequesite to this course), but which are essential to comprehending the material in this subject. Each chapter contains a problem set designed to reinforce materal covered in the chapter. The problems, samples, and mathematics in this text are appropriate to an undergraduate readership. This book also contains discussion of current jobs such as birefringence and the modern state of optics in measuring rheological phenomena. This text is also designed for practicing engineers and scientists to use as a self-teaching guide to those rheological principles they find applicable to their work. The text contains example problems that will allow the reader to practice the subject under discussion. The appendices in this text contain reference material which should be of interest to this audience.

Introduction: How Much Do I Need to Learn about Rheology?
Shear Thinning/Shear Thickening
Yield Stress
Elastic/Viscoelastic Effects
Rheology as Spectroscopy
Process Modeling
Vector and Tensor Operations
Differential Operations with Vectors and Tensors
Curvilinear Coordinates
Vector and Tensor Integral Theorems
Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Momentum
The Newtonian Constitutive Equation
The Navier-Stokes Equation
Example Flow Problems: Incompressible Newtonian Fluids
Standard Flows for Rheology
Simple Shear Flow
Simple Shear-Free (Elongational) Flows
Forms of the Stress Tensor in Standard Flows
Measuring Stresses in Standard Flows
Material Functions
Introduction and Definitions
Shear Flow
Elogational Flow
Experimental Data
Steady Shear Flow
Unsteady Shear FLow
Steady Elongational Flow
Unsteady Elongational Flow
No Memory: Generalized Newtonian Fluids
Constitutive Constraints
The GNF Constitutive Equation
Material Function Predictions
Example Flow Problems: Power-Law Generalized Newtonian Fluid
Limitations on GNF Models
Memory Effects: Generalized Linear-Visoelastic Fluids
Memory Effects
The Maxwell Models
The GLVE Constitutive Equation
Example Flow Problems: GLVE Fluid
Limitations on the GLVE Model
Introduction to More Advanced Constitutive Modeling
Finite Strain Measures
Lodge Equation
Convected Derivatives
Other Constitutive Approaches
Shear Flow
Elongational Flows
Flow Birefringence
Math Hints
Differential Operations in Curvlinear Coordinates
Projection of a Plane
Finite Deformation Tensors in Curvlinear Coordinates
Coordinate Transformations of Orthonormal Bases
Finding Principal Values
Contravariant/Covariant Transformations of Tensors
Problems--Mathematics Appendix
Predictions of Constitutive Equations
Optics of Birefringence
Light in a Vacuum
Light in an Isotropic Medium
Light in an Anisotropic Medium

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