dilatant fluid

dilatant fluid

[dī¦lāt·ənt ′flü·əd]
(fluid mechanics)
A fluid whose apparent viscosity increases simultaneously with an increase in shear rate. Also known as inverted pseudoplastic fluid.
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1], temperatures 25-60[degrees]C) have the flow index higher than 1, so they are dilatant fluids and their behavior is shear thickening.
Media with p > 2 are called dilatant fluids and those with p < 2 are called pseudoplastics.