Roger.jpg (37152 bytes)  Professor Roger I. Tanner

Peter Nicol Russell Professor of Mechanical Engineering, FASME, FRS, FAA, FTSE, FIEAust, MAICheE

Contact Details

Address: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, J07, The University of Sydney, N.S.W. 2006 AUSTRALIA

Room: S332a,   Phone: +61 2 9351 7153,   Fax: +61 2 9351 3760, Email : rit DOMAIN


PhD (Mech Eng), Manchester University
MS (Electrical Engineering) University of California, Berkeley
BSc First Class Honours and Albert Fry Prize (Mech Eng), Bristol University

Professional Societies

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Fellow, Royal Society
Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, Polymer Processing Society
Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics
Member, American Society of Rheology
Member, Australian Society of Rheology

Awards /Medals

Centenary medal
Fellow of ASME award
Fellow of the Royal Society award
The British Society of Rheology gold medal in 2000
A.G.M. MICHELL medal by the institute of Engineers, Australia

Research Interests

Polymer processing
Computational mechanics


Selected Publications


Engineering Rheology, Oxford University Press, 1985, 451 pp.
Engineering Rheology, Revised Edition (paperback) Oxford University Press, 1988, 451 pp.
Engineering Rheology, Oxford University Press, Second Ed. 2000, 451 pp.
Rheology: An Historical Perspective, Elsevier, 1998, 255 pp. (with K. Walters)

Chapters in books

  1. "Recoverable elastic strain and swelling ratio", Rheological Measurement (eds A.A. Collyer and D.W. Clegg), Elsevier Applied
    Science, London, 1988
  2. "Boundary-element analysis of forming processes", in Numerical Modelling of Material Deformation Processes (eds. P. Hartley,
    I. Pillinger and C. Sturgess), Springer, London, 1992, pp. 131-145 (with N. Phan-Thien)
  3. "The motion of a sphere through an elastic fluid", in Transport Processes in Bubbles, Drops and Particles (eds R. Chhabra, D. De
    Kee), Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York, 1992, pp.73-86 (with K. Walters)
  4. "Extrudate Swell Computations", in Computational Analysis of Polymer Processing, Ch. 3 (eds. J.R. Pearson and S.M.
    Richardson), Applied Science Publishers, London, 1983.

Journal Articles: over 200 published articles, over 60 Refereed Conference Proceedings

For the recent list of publications refer to rheology group publication page. Some of the earlier publications are:

"A Streamline Element Scheme for Solving Viscoelastic Flow Problems", Part II: Integral Constitutive Models, J. Non-Newt.
Fluid Mech., 22, 1986, pp. 61-89 (with X-L Luo).

"Finite Element Simulation of Long and Short Circular Die Extrusion Experiments Using Integral Models", Int. J. for Numerical
Methods in Engn, 25, 1988, pp. 9-22 (with X-L Luo).

"A Boundary-Element Investigation of the Pressure-Hole Effect", J. Rheology, 32, 1988, pp. 215-233 (with F. Sugeng and N.

"Numerical Analysis of Three-Dimensional Newtonian Extrudate Swell", Rheol. Acta, 1991, 30, 341-356 (with CR Beverly).

"Stress Singularities in Non-Newtonian Stick-Slip and Edge Flows", J. Non-Newt. Fluid Mech., 1993, 50, 135-160 (with X.

"Numerical Study of Secondary Flows of Viscoelastic Fluid in Straight Pipes by an Implicit Finite Volume Method", J.
Non-Newt. Fluid Mech., 59 (1995) 191-213 (with S-C Xue and N. Phan-Thien).

"An Adaptive Viscoelastic Stress Splitting Scheme and its Applications: AVSS/SI and AVSS/SUPG", J. Non-Newt. Fluid Mech.,
65 (1996) 75-91 (with J. Sun and N. Phan-Thien).



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