Rheologica Acta

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 357–368 | Cite as

Maurice Couette, one of the founders of rheology

  • J. M. Piau
  • M. Bremond
  • J. M. Couette
  • M. Piau
Original Contributions


This article presents a biography of Maurice Couette, whose name is associated with a type of flow, of viscometer, and with a correction method for end effects in capillary flows. His life and work are described, with special mention being made of the cylinder apparatus that he designed. The relevance of his work to present day rheology is stressed.

Key words

Couette biography viscometer Couette cells, flow and corrections rheology adherence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Piau
    • 1
  • M. Bremond
    • 2
  • J. M. Couette
    • 3
  • M. Piau
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Grenoble (UJF and INPG)Laboratoire de RhéologieGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Université Catholique de l'Ouest, IRFALaboratoire de PhysiqueAngersFrance
  3. 3.LandeanFrance

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