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Rheology short course: what it is and what is it for

In this short-course, the fundamental knowledge necessary for the correct use of rheology as a tool in optimizing the formulation of products and industrial processes is covered. Specifically, this module’s syllabus includes:

  • Basic types of flow
  • Perfectly viscous fluid and perfectly elastic solid
  • Generalized Newtonian Fluid
  • Viscosity as a function of shear rate and yield strength – rheological behavior and its connection with microscopic aspects
  • Viscosity as a function of time – Thixotropy and irreversibilities
  • Transient experiments and their material functions
  • Viscoelasticity, mechanical analogues and their material functions


More information:

  • Online short-course;
  • Duration: 4 h;
  • Next date: To be confirmed;
  • Professors: Paulo R. de Souza Mendes, Mônica F. Naccache and Priscilla R. Varges


Registration fee:

  • Students enrolled in a higher education institution or technical course: R$150
  • Others: R$ 400


Payment must be made via bank transfer, using the following details:

Bank: Itaú S/A

Agency: 1108

Account number: 04755-4

Social name: Fundação Padre Leonel Franca

CNPJ: 28.019.214/0001-29

Inscrição Estadual: Isenta

Inscrição Municipal: 0.099.700-5


Proof of payment must be sent to, as well as proof of enrollment for the current period if you opt for the exclusive promotional price for students.

We will issue an invoice for CNPJ, if requested. Otherwise, only a receipt will be issued. For more information, contact us via the same email address.