Course detail


FCH-DCO_REGAcad. year: 2023/2024

Subject of rheology, linear vector functions, gradients, tensors, surface vector, divergence balance, affine transformation and tensor algebra. Simple shear and shear flow, simple shear kinematics, shear dynamics of elastic material, elastic materials and viscous liquids, kinematics of stationary simple shear flow, dynamics of simple shear flow of viscous liquids, shear response of viscoelastic materials. Viscosity and its measurement, viscosity functions of nonnewtonian liquids, thixotropy, dilatancy and antithixotropy. Linear viscoelasticity, basic tests of linear viscoelasticity: relaxationa and creep, mathematical foundations of linearity: Boltzmann's superposition principle, basic material functions of linear viscoelasticity for shear movements, relaxation spectra, influence of inertia on complex viscosity measurement, viscometric normal tensions.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

College physics and mathematics. Principles of (classical) physical chemistry. Calculus. Fundamentals of vectorial analysis in Eucleidean 3D space.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

(only in Czech)


Acquiring basic notions and methods of non-linear continuum mechanics, used for quantitative understanding of the simple rheometrical flow situations, common in characterizing the flow properties of non-newtonian liquids.
Viscometry of non-Newtonian liquids, material functions of linear viscoelasticity, applications in chemical engineering and polymer science

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BARNES, H. A., HUTTON, J. F., WALTERS, K. An Introduction to Rheology. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1989. (CS)
MORISSON, F. A. Understanding Rheology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. (CS)
WEIN, O., Úvod do reologie. Brno: FCH VUT v Brně, 1996. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Akred Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DPCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DPCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DKCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DKCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

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