Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Rheology - 5EMMAAT0

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 11.0
    • Tutorials 11.0


    ECTS 2.0


To introduce the basic knowledge of rheology ; classification of the different types of flows and behaviour under flows. The emphasis is put on rheometry ie the different ways of characterizing matter with controlled flows. The goal is : being able to chose pertinent rheometric tests needed to describe the behaviour under flow of material

Contact Laurent JOSSIC


Lecture :18H
1. Reminder of continuum mechanics , Newton and Hooke models.
2. Description of the different pasty and fluid behaviour : Viscoelasticity, yield stress, thixotropy...
3. Rheometrical tests to characterize fluid materials : shear rheometry, elongational rheometry.
4. Description of flows : non-dimensional numbers

TP (4H) : Rheometry


Continuum mechanics
Newtonian fluid mechanics.


Written exam (2H). Practical work grade

Additional Information

Course list
Curriculum->ME->Semester 5


  • Engineering Rheology. Roger I. Tanner. Oxford Science Publications, (2000).
  • Applied fluid Rheology, J. Ferguson, Z. Kemblowski, Chapman & Hall, (1991).
  • Rheology, principles, measurements and applications. Chrsitopher W. Macosko. VCH Publishers. (1994).