ME 558 Macromolecular Hydrodynamics (3 0 3)

Observed  phenomena in polymeric flow systems. Techniques  of viscometry and  viscoelastic measurements for polymeric fluids.  Rheological models.  Analytical solutions to flow problems: non-Newtonian viscosity,  linear viscoelasticity, normal stresses, recoil, stress relaxation, etc. Dimensional analysis.  Unit operations of the polymer industry: extrusion, blow molding, injection molding, mixing