Course Overview

Short Course
2 days
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding

The application of rheological concepts in materials is increasingly important as industries and researchers alike seek to understand their products more deeply. By doing so, they are able to develop more effective and efficient products and processes.

Rheology is typically applied to:

  • Determine material functionality in product development
  • Determine product performance
  • Analyse microstructures
  • Evaluate texture by correlation to sensory data
  • Assess intermediate or final product quality control
  • Conduct shelf-life testing
  • Perform process engineering calculations involving equipment such as pumps, pipelines, extruders, rollers

This course will equip participants with the basic competencies:

  • To identify rheological properties of materials
  • To identify the test methods and geometries of the rheometer
  • To describe various rheological behaviour using common constitutive models
  • To recognise how rheology can be applied in product development and testing

A combination of theory, case studies and hands-on activities will enable participants to better apply the fundamentals of rheology to their daily applications.

Who Should Attend

Rheology is a characterisation tool that relates to products that are liquid, paste and soft solids and is therefore applicable across all industries. Nonetheless, typical ITMs that are involved in the development and production of these materials, particularly food manufacturing, energy & chemicals and healthcare, would be relevant.

This course will be suitable for practitioners who have started or intend to use rheometers in the following fields:

  • QA/QC
  • Research
  • Product development
  • Sales and marketing of technical products

What You Will Learn

Part I: Terminologies and basic concepts: 

  • Define concepts of stress, strain and strain rate (time)
  • Define concepts of solid, semi-solid and liquid
  • Identify the main equipment used to measure rheological properties of solid and fluid 
  • Identify stress-strain and stress-strain rate relationships for different materials, including an understanding of the terms of elastic modulus, yield stress, strain hardening, breaking stress and strain, viscosity, shear thinning and shear thickening, storage and loss moduli, tan d

Part II: Rheometer – test geometries and test methods

  • Basic workings of a rheometer
  • Common geometries used
  • Rotational flow tests and related constitutive models
  • Fitting of data to constitutive models using a spreadsheet 
  • Oscillatory tests and viscoelastic properties
  • Additional test methods

Part III: Case studies 
Part IV: Test demonstration

Teaching Team

Aaron Goh
Aaron Goh

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Kelvin Goh
Kelvin Goh

Associate Professor, Massey University, New Zealand

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Wang Danping
Wang Danping

Lead Professional Officer, Singapore Institute of Technology

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    Time Activity (mode of training)
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Lecture and activities (Classroom)

    Time Activity (Mode of Training)
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Lecture and activities (Classroom)

    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Practical (Lab)
    5:00 pm - 6:00pm Assessment (Classroom)

    Certificate and Assessment

    A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

    • Attend 75% of the course
    • Undertake and pass non-credit bearing assessment during the course

    Fee Structure

    The full fee for this course is S$1,744.00.

    Category After SF Funding
    Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$523.20
    Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$203.20
    Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$523.20
    Non-Singapore Citizen S$1,744.00 (No Funding)

    Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

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