Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hello Cleveland!

This year's SOR meeting will be in Cleveland, OH.  Any current or former children of Cleveland who would like to introduce their city to the readers of the blog, send me a note at rheolworldblog -at-  (I did some writeups for Santa Fe last year.)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Poll of the Month (July)

From the last post comes the current poll of the month.  Which is the best basic rheology book?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Wisdom of Crowds

A recent discussion at LinkedIn's SOR group asked which introductory rheology book was best.  This was the most popular discussion in recent memory.  People mentioned--

  • The Rheology Handbook by T. Mezger (twice)
  • Handbook of Elementary Rheology by H. Barnes (twice)
  • Rheology: Principles, Measurements, and Applications by C.W. Macosko
  • Understanding Rheology by F.A. Morrison
  • An Introduction to Rheology by H.A. Barnes, J.F. Hutton, and K. Walters (twice)
  • A Practical Approach to Rheology and Rheometry by G. Schramm
    (This book is self-published by ThermoFisher)
  • Rheological Methods in Food Processing Engineering by J.F. Steffe and C.R. Daubert (twice)
  • Bioprocessing Pipelines: Rheology and Analysis by J.F. Steffe
    (Both the Steffe books are available online for free download.)
  • There was a mention of a book by K. Walters; it's either the one co-authored with Barnes listed above or Rheology: An Historical Perspective co-authored with R.I. Tanner