1-day Rheology training Nijmegen

June 8, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Radboud University
Linnaeus Building (LIN6), number 19

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ Nijmegen
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Join TA Instruments and Radboud University for a day of Rheology training sessions in beautiful Nijmegen, Netherlands. Advance your knowledge of rheology theory and applications, meet your local representatives, plus enjoy lunch on us! Experts from TA’s Applications Team will share the latest advancements in the field and answer your technical questions.

Rheology deals with the flow behavior of materials. By selecting suitable measurement methods, the effects of influences such as deformation speed, time and temperature on the mechanical properties of complex samples can be determined. In this webinar we would like to give you an insight into the basics of this exciting field of science. Only a few materials show ideal viscous behavior during deformation. Instead, the flow behavior is usually influenced by external influences such as the speed or duration of a deformation. It is therefore essential to determine these influences in order to optimize the processing conditions, whether for food, polymers or asphalt. Conversely, the flow behavior of a sample can also be used to draw important conclusions about its structure, and the material can be characterized with regard to important properties such as molecular weight, filler content or stability.

In this training course we would like to introduce you to the basics of the flow behavior of viscoelastic materials and show you how you can meaningfully measure the mechanical properties of such samples.

The following topics are covered:
  • What is rheology and how does a rheometer work?
  • Differences between viscous, elastic and viscoelastic material behavior
  • Determination of viscosity by rotation measurements
  • Deeper insights into the material structure through oscillation measurements

We cordially invite you to take part in this seminar. The event will be held at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and offers enough time for all your questions. Participation is free of charge.


About The Speakers

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Peter Hodder

As a chemist graduate from the University of Birmingham (UK), Peter originally worked for 8 years in industry, working in the development of novel resins for the coatings markets, for companies like CVP and Total Parachemie. In 1995, he joined TA Instruments as part of a UK rheology application team designed to provide technical support for sales, service and R&D. His role has evolved over time and now Peter provides senior application support for rheology for the European region and our distributor network in EMEA. Peter has recently taken on the additional role of Application Team Leader. He is based in the UK.


About Radboud University:

Radboud University in Nijmegen is the best general, traditional university in the Netherlands.

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