Loyola University Maryland

Department of Engineering

New Materials Engineering Experiment

New Materials Engineering Lab Experiment to Be Implemented in Spring 2014

To broaden exposure to various types of materials, a new two-week experiment was developed over the summer for students to perform next semester in Materials Science Lab (EG 051) that involves measuring the viscosities of a number of liquids and slurries commonly found in the home.  Using recently acquired Brookfield viscometers (model  RVDV-E) equipped with spindles 01 to 07, the behaviors  of new and used motor oils, of kitchen items such as peanut butter and corn starch-water, and of personal hygiene items such as shampoo and styling gel were characterized as a function of spindle rotational speed.