Weissenberg effect

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Weissenberg effect

[′vīs·ən‚bərg i‚fekt]
(fluid mechanics)
An alteration of the normal stresses in a non-Newtonian fluid on account of elasticity, so that such a fluid, when placed between two concentric, rotating cylinders, can rise on the inner cylinder in spite of centrifugal forces.
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