KT8302 - Rheology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

Classification of fluid material models. Flow fenomena for non-newtonian fluids. The basic equations of thermodynamics for fluid flow. Deformation kinematics. Viscometric flow. Tensile flow. Viscometers and rheometers: cylinder-,capillar-parallell-plate and conus-plate-viscometers. Material models: generalized Newton fluid, linear and nonlinear viscoelastic models, viscoplastic models, corrotational models. Granular materials. Application of the models for flow in pipes, capillaries, slits, annuli, converging canals and nozzles. Thin film flow. Extrusion.

Learning outcome

The students will gain an overview of rheology and non-Newtonian fluid flow, and a deep understanding of rheology with application to their own research.
Moreover, they will gain presentation and writing skills that may be of great value to their Ph.D. studies, dissertations, and further career.
The students will further learn to learn by applying heutagogical principles in their daily work.

Learning methods and activities

The course is a tutored self-study based on heutagogical principles, in particular learning by teaching.
The students will study and acquire understanding of rheology on three specific topics: the history of rheology, main rheology models, and rheology with application to their own field of research.
The three presentations form basis for the term assignment which is a brief compendium "Rheology with application to own reseach".
Digital tools are employed throughout the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Howard A. Barnes: A Handbook of Elementary Rheology, University of Wales, 2000
Barnes, H.A., Hutton, J.F., Walters, K.: An Introduction to Rheology. Rheology series, Vol. 3, Elsevier, 1989.
Various Web resources (provided in the course)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO1011 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 1
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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