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Assignments
CM4655
Polymer Rheology Laboratory

Prof. F. A. Morrison


Assignments Fall 2016

Handout
(see Syllabus for other reading assignments)
Lecture notes
Assignment
due date

Handout Page CM4650 Polymer Rheology


Annotated Example of data file from Goettfert Capillary Rheometer

Goettfert User Manual

Notice of Unattended Operation

Lecture 1
9Sept15
week 4 (Fri 1pm)

Instructions for making corrections to raw capillary data

Advicefor Running HuntsmanontheGoettfert2014.pdf

Time-Temperature Superposition with Excel

Lecture 2
tbd
week 7 (Fri 1pm)
John Dealy and Don Plazek's July 2009 Rheology Bulletin article on tT superposition  

Advice for Performing Time Temperature Superposition with Excel

Instructions for shifting data by hand (Classic!)

Lecture 3
tbd
Time -Temperature Superposition


Lecture 4
tbd

Report 2:  
Elongational viscosity from capillary rheometry data

Note to FAM for 2015:  Need to have a data debriefing before groups write their reports.  Need to see how accurate the data are.  Perhaps change the assignment to ask them to assess the impact of the entrance pressure values on the calculated elongational viscosities.
week 10 (Fri 1pm)


week 12 (Fri 1pm)

Summary of instructions on how to operate the TA DR-2

dated 21Nov2016


Lecture 5
tbd

Report 3: 
Steady shear and complex viscosity from torsional data
week 13 (Fri 1pm)

Handout for using Excel Solver to fit a function


Lecture 6
tbd

Homework 3: 
Calculating linear-viscoelastic spectra from torsional parallel-plate data
week 14 (Fri 5pm)




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