1 dags virtuelt kursus

Rheology basic course online

Learn how to measure and analyse your product’s viscosity and flow properties using rheology. An easily accessible online course in viscosity and viscosity measurement. Viscosity is of decisive importance for the process properties, quality, and consumer perception of many products. Proper viscosity measurement can provide useful knowledge about the product quality. The course reviews the theory behind viscosity, methods of viscosity measurement, different product properties and crucial factors for performing correct measurements.


  • General knowledge of the basic concepts within viscosity and flow properties
  • Basic understanding of practical viscosity measurement
  • Knowledge of interpretation of results from viscosity measurement
  • Understanding of sources of error and factors that affect viscosity measurement
  • Knowledge of the application possibilities of viscosity measurement

Participant profile

Persons performing viscosity measurement, who are responsible for approving viscosity parameters or working with products or processes where viscosity and flow properties are a quality parameter.


Maria Barmar Larsen, Chemical Engineer, Senior Specialist. Maria has practical experience with viscosity measurement and rheological characterization of various products.


  • Easy-to-understand review of terminology and basic concepts
  • The principle behind viscosity measurement
  • Newtonian materials
  • Flow curves and flow point
  • Shear thinning and thixotropy
  • Flow models
  • Yield stress
  • Factors influencing viscosity and viscosity measurements
  • Demonstration and practical examples
  • Review of various viscosity measuring equipment
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