Rheology

The following section introduces some of the methods we apply in rheology. It also features their principle of operation and some typical applications.

Rheology

  • With an assortment of instruments for the analysis of rheometric parameters we determine the viscoelastic properties of liquids and solids. They provide valuable information for material characterization and lay-out design of machinery components.
  • Areas of Application: Determination of viscosity as a function of temperature and shear rate, relaxation times of viscoelastic materials, elastic modulus as a function of frequency and temperature, ...

Fluid Mechanics

  • Simulation of liquid and gaseous flow for a lot of applications, including laminar flow in viscoelastic fluids, turbulent flow in fluids and gases and supersonic flow in the gas phase.
  • Areas of applications: Lay-out design of machinery components, determination of temperature fields, free surface flow, concentration gradients in diffusion or chemical reaction, ….