Mechanics & Rheology of Materials

Structural Monitoring is a system with which a non-intrusive, active damage evaluation mechanism is attached to each structural component to continuously monitor the integrity of the structure or damages. Surface properties include surface tension, surface characterization, charge - charge interaction, etc. Physical properties are like size, shape, surface, compartmentalization, etc. and Mechanical properties include elastic modulus, hardness, fatigue, fracture toughness, etc. gives broad idea about the materials to manufacture desired smart materials. The electrical and magnetic phenomena alter the properties of materials must be studied for better prospective in manufacturing. Rheology is the branch of physics which deals with the deformation and flow of matter, especially for the non-Newtonian flow properties of smart fluids.

Rheology is the science that studies the deformation and flow of matter and it is a relatively young but highly multidisciplinary science that encompasses such different industrial areas of activity as plastics, ceramics, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, food and biotechnology, paints and inks, adhesives, lubricants and surfactants

Potential topics include, but are not limited to

  • Stress and Strain
  • Torsion and Pure Bending
  • Pure Bending of Composite Materials
  • Beam Deflection,Energy Methods and Columns
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Nonlinear Rheology
  • Microrheology
  • Polymer network
  • Colloidal Suspensions
  • Emulsions