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 be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by G. H. McKinley.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 5-217.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 2.341 was rated 6.6 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 2.341 Class Site site or on the 2.341 Stellar site.

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