2.341 Macromolecular Hydrodynamics

Class Info

Physical phenomena in polymeric liquids undergoing deformation and flow. Kinematics and material functions for complex fluids; techniques of viscometry, rheometry; and linear viscoelastic measurements for polymeric fluids. Generalized Newtonian fluids. Continuum mechnanics, frame invariance, and convected derivatives for finite strain viscoelasticity. Differential and integral constitutive equations for viscoelastic fluids. Analytical solutions to isothermal and non-isothermal flow problems; the roles of non-Newtonian viscosity, linear viscoelasticity, normal stresses, elastic recoil, stress relaxation in processing flows. Introduction to molecular theories for dynamics of polymeric fluids. (Extensive class project and presentation required instead of a final exam).

This class has 2.25, and 10.301 as prerequisites.

2.341 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by R. C. Armstrong and G. H. McKinley.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-371.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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