shear thickening


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shear thickening

[′shir ‚thik·ən·iŋ]
(fluid mechanics)
Viscosity increase of non-Newtonian fluids (for example, complex polymers, proteins, protoplasm) that undergo viscosity increases under conditions of shear stress (that is, viscometric flow).
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This discontinuous shear thickening effect has been observed for many suspension systems [10-18], Its origin is subjected to many speculations [30].
3,9) This results in the shear thickening at intermediate shear rates, similar to what was observed for the samples A8, A9, A13, and A14.
The uniform might be made out of fabric treated with another technology featured dining the conference, shear thickening fluid.
Shear thinning materials have n < 1 and shear thickening materials have n > 1.
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By combining a liquid composite substance-known as shear thickening fluid--with Kevlar fabric, Army researchers have created a stab resistant material, although It is not yet robust enough to halt bullets.
Such fluids undergo what's called shear thickening, which means they resist stirring by becoming more and more viscous the more vigorously they are stirred.
Mechanisms for shear thickening in concentrated suspensions,"
When the flow behavior index is close to 1 the fluid's behavior tends to pass from a shear thinning to a shear thickening fluid.
Novel ballistic-, stab- and puncture-resistant flexible composite materials are synthesized from colloidal and nanoparticle dispersions exhibiting shear thickening, i.
Using graphs and rheograms, he described flow behaviors such as Newtonian, pseudoplastic, dilatant, shear thinning, and shear thickening.