Bingham plastic

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Bingham plastic

[′biŋ·əm ‚plas·tik]
(fluid mechanics)
A non-Newtonian fluid exhibiting a yield stress which must be exceeded before flow starts; thereafter the rate of shear versus shear stress curve is linear.
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