isotropic fluid

isotropic fluid

[¦ī·sə¦trä·pik ′flü·əd]
(fluid mechanics)
A fluid whose properties are not dependent on the direction along which they are measured.
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25] the medium is an isotropic fluid with speed 1, but outside of this region we have an anisotropic solid represented by the 2 x 2 matrix with 2 on the diagonal and 1 on the off-diagonal.
Therefore, a deep understanding of the interfacial dynamics is needed, not only in isotropic fluids with Newtonian flow properties, but also in anisotropic systems and in fluids that exhibit non-Newtonian behaviour.
de Sherbrooke, Canada) have retained chapters on topics including plane waves in isotropic fluids and solids, acoustic impedance at normal incidence of fluids, acoustic impedance at oblique incidence in fluids, the Biot theory of sound propagation in porous materials having an elastic frame, and modeling multilayered systems with porous materials using the transfer matrix method.