Course


list of speakers


Dr. Murali Krishnan J
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Susy Varughese
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Parag Ravindran
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Atul Narayan S P
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Manu Santhanam
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Jitendra Sangwai
Department of Ocean Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Sumesh P Thampi
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Prabhu Rajagopal
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Pushpavanam S
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Dillip Kumar Satapathy
Department of Physics
IIT Madras

Dr. Sreeram K. Kalpathy
Department of Metallurgical and Materials
IIT Madras

Dr. Pinaki Chaudhuri
IMSc

Dr. Basavaraja M Gurappa
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras

Dr. Abhijit P Deshpande
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras


Course contents


  • Introductory concepts:
    • Rheometry
    • Introduction to polymers/colloidal systems
    • Linear viscoelasticity
    • Relaxation time spectrum, time temperature superposition
  • Advanced topics:
    • LAOS, extensional rheometry, interfacial rheology
    • Simulation methods for rheology
    • Microscopic models
    • Microstructure of polymers and colloids; scattering techniques
    • Structured materials, Yield stress, thixotropic fluids
    • Modeling of rheological response
    • Simultaneous techniques with rheology
  • Applications:
    • Rheological behaviour
      • Asphalt
      • Conducting polymer systems
      • Natural polymeric systems
      • Cement
      • Sludge
      • Gels
      • Oil recovery/processing
    • Viscoelastic fluid flow and microfluidics
  • Laboratory demonstrations:
    • Modes of experiments
    • Example material systems
    • Microscopy and light scattering with rheology

 

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