Basics of Rheology
Rheology is the science dealing with the flow and deformation behavior of materials. Here, in addition to viscosity of free-flowing or semisolid fluids; we also characterize the viscoelastic behavior of material in general. Apart from academia, rheology is also used in research and development as well as quality control in a range of industries, such as food and beverages, cosmetics, healthcare, cement and construction, polymers, etc. In this current seminar, we will be talking about the basics of Rheology with focus on building materials. The topics covered include:
· Basics of Rheology: Definition, Instrumentation, Test Methodologies
· Understanding flow and deformation behavior of materials
· Determining the influence of time, temperature, and stresses on the stability of materials
· Specific case studies involving slurries, cement, etc.
Trainer: Dr. Kartik Pondicherry
Dr. Kartik Pondicherry has a Doctorate in Tribology from the University of Leoben in Leoben, Austria. With over a decade of experience in the field of tribology, Dr. Pondicherry managed the global tribology portfolio at Anton Paar in Graz, Austria until the end of 2019. He later moved to India and started as a Technical Manager for Rheology at Anton Paar India. Over the past years, Dr. Pondicherry has conducted numerous seminars and trainings for people from both academia and industry across the globe.
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