life cycles are getting shorter, and rapid technological progress leads to
development of large number of new polymeric material with tailored properties.
The exact knowledge of the rheological behavior of polymer melts plays a
crucial role in polymer processing. It is one of the critical parameters in the
formation of the end product. Furthermore the rheological data have a
particular importance in process simulation and flow modeling, which today are
one of the key factors for successful polymer product development.
rheological characterization of the polymer melts is complicated because there
are many factors that affect the flow behavior, such as temperature, pressure,
shear stress or shear rate, test time, fillers type and content, processing
conditions in addition to molecular chain structure.
behavior of polymer melts is measured by a number of different methods and
instruments under standard laboratory and industrial conditions.
purpose of this session is to present the current investigations in the
rheological characterization of the various thermoplastic polymer systems. In
particular, it focuses on relationship between molecular structure and the flow
behavior of polymers and bridges the gap between theory and
practice/application. The session topics cover areas such as relationships
between molecular structure and rheology, structure development during
processing, modeling of polymer processing, use of rheological measurements to
optimize processing, and influence of processing conditions on structural
properties of product.
provides an excellent opportunity for attendees from industry, scientists,
researchers, engineers and PhD students to participate in the scientific and
technological developments in rheology.
Session Organizers and Chairs
Prof. Dr. Youjiang WANG
Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Fernando OSORIO
Santiago de Chile
Prof Dr. Sabu THOMAS
Prof. Dr Milan KRACALIK
Rheology of Thermoplastics and Elastomers
Rheology of Wood Plastic Composites
Rheology of two phase flows
Rheology of polymer nanocomposites
Rheology of polymer blends
Advanced rheological characterization of polymer nanocomposites
Flow behaviour of feedstock for metals, ceramics and composites injection
High shear rate capillary rheology
Rheological instrumentation and modeling
Industrial applications of rheology
Elongation properties of polymer melts
Payne effect in filled elastomers
Relationship between rheological properties and material structure
Polymer processing simulation and rheology
Non-linear viscoelastic behaviour of polymers and their modeling
Works related to rheology of polymers, including methods and applications of
rheological measurements, rheological modeling and material structures are welcome in this session!