Course Title : Molecular Rheology

Code 10H428
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term spring semester
Class day & Period Wed 2nd
Location ICR N-338C
Credits 1.5
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language mostly Japanese (occasionally English)
Instructor H. Watanabe, Y. Matsumiya

Course Description

Lecture is given for the rheology and dynamics of polymeric liquids and their molecular basis.

Grading

Mainly with report

Course Goals

Understanding phenomenological aspect of rheology in general and molecular aspect of polymer rheology.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Basics of Rheology 1 Rheology and its role in science and engineering, flow / deformation/ stress, viscosity, modulus
Rheological behavior of matter 1 Rheological behavior of matter and classification, viscoelasticity, non-Newtonian flow, plastic flow
Viscoelastic relaxations 2 Boltzmann's principle, relaxation functions, relaxation time, conversion among response functions, complex modulus
Viscoelasticity and temperature 1 Glass transition, time-temperature superposition, WLF equation
Stress expression of polymers 2 Stress expression, tension / free-energy / distribution-function of subchains
Rouse/Zimm model 1 Model description, model equation, derivation of stress and relaxation modulus, discussion on the relaxation behavior
tube model 2 Model description, model equation, derivation of stress and relaxation modulus, discussion on the relaxation behavior, comparison to Rouse dynamics
feedback of evaluation and confirmation of level of understanding 1 Feedback of evaluation of report etc, and confirmation of level of understanding

Textbook

Original text will be distributed in the class

Textbook(supplemental)

Y Matsushita ed, Structure and Property of Polymers (Kodansha)
M Doi & S F Edwards The Theory of Polymer Dynamics (Oxford press)
W Graessley Polymeric Liquids & Networks: Dynamics and Rheology (Garland Science)

Prerequisite(s)

Some basics on differential equations and statistical physics of polymers

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

http://rheology.minority.jp

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