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Rheological Theories and Their Direct Applications in the Polymer Industry

Course# Date Time Location

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Cost: $650.00 USD
Online Registration
CEU's: 0.2
Instructor: Sylvain Seif, Ph. D.

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide the students an understanding of rheology and its applications. This course will cover the complex fluids rheology, basic concepts, its relationship to processing, as well as the viscoelastic material properties. Examples will focus on several types of complex fluids including polymer melts.

It provides an overview of properties of polymers in the glassy, rubbery and viscous melt states and the relationship between polymer molecular structure and viscoelastic properties of polymers including creep, stress relaxation and dynamic mechanical properties. The course also encompasses both shear and extensional rheology, and describes the tools needed for measuring key parameters for each case.

Online Course Requirements

We want you to have a great experience participating in our remote (online) courses, and for that, you’ll need the right equipment and internet connection.

Minimum needs are:

  • A broadband internet connection that has at least a 2 Mbps upload and download speed.
  • A computer (PC or Mac) that can support the latest web browser versions.
  • At least 4 GB of RAM and adequate hard drive space.
  • A microphone and a speaker.
  • International Students: For virtual (online) courses, an additional fee will be assessed to cover the cost of shipping the professional binder (presentation slides), to your address. The cost of international shipping can be significant.

For more information, visit our Online Course Requirements webpage.

  1. Introduction to Rheology
  2. Introduction to Viscoelasticity
  3. Rheometry and Tests with Forced Oscillation
  4. Extensional Rheology
  5. Rheology in Molding Operations
  6. Polymer Reptation and TTS Principle


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policy.