Understanding Viscoelasticity

An Introduction to Rheology

  • Nhan Phan-Thien
  • Nam Mai-Duy

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 1-28
  3. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 29-41
  4. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 43-64
  5. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 65-93
  6. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 95-111
  7. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 113-121
  8. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 123-147
  9. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 149-157
  10. Nhan Phan-Thien, Nam Mai-Duy
    Pages 159-228
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 229-304

About this book


This book presents an introduction to viscoelasticity, in particular, to the theories of dilute polymer solutions and dilute suspensions of rigid particles in viscous and incompressible fluids. These theories are important, not just because they apply to practical problems of industrial interest, but because they form a solid theoretical base upon which mathematical techniques can be built, from which more complex theories can be constructed, to better mimic material behaviour. The emphasis of this book is not on the voluminous current topical research, but on the necessary tools to understand viscoelasticity.

This is a compact book for a first year graduate course in viscoelasticity and modelling of viscoelastic multiphase fluids. The Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) is introduced as a particle-based method, relevant in modelling of complex-structured fluids. All the basic ideas in DPD are reviewed.

The third edition has been updated and expanded with new results in the meso-scale modelling, links between the fluid modelling to its physical parameters and new matlab programs illustrating the modelling. Particle-based modelling techniques for complex-structure fluids are added together with some sample programs. A solution manual to the problems is included.


Dilute Polymer Solutions Dissipative Particle Dynamics Viscoelasticity Textbook Rheology textbook Green-Rivlin Expansion Modeling Complex-Structure Fluids Rheological Properties Viscoelastic Multiphase Fluids Weissenberg and Deborah Numbers Dissipative Particle Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nhan Phan-Thien
    • 1
  • Nam Mai-Duy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Faculty of Health, Engineering and SciencesUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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