pseudoplastic


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pseudoplastic

[¦sü·dō′plas·tik]
(biology)
Referring to an organism which lacks the capacity for major modification or for evolutionary differentiation.
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Regarding NBR/Na-C and NBR/Na-A compounds, the samples exhibit a pronounced pseudoplastic behavior, which could be attributed to a better breakup of the clay sheets, as well as to a better dispersion of the reinforcement in the latex matrix [13].
The investigated aqueous xanthan gum solutions exhibit the behavior of pseudoplastic fluid that is expected for xanthan gum (Diaz, Vendruscolo, & Vendruscolo, 2004; Rottava et al., 2009).
Attributes/comments: New Coapur XS 83 is a pseudoplastic HEUR thickener.
For a fluid with 0 < n < 1, the effective viscosity decreases with shear rate, and the fluid is called shear-thinning or pseudoplastic fluid.
Figure 9(d) shows that the entirety of the overburden begins to collapse when the excavation of the working face reaches 40 m, which indicates that the overlying strata exhibits "pseudoplastic beam"-like mechanical characteristics upon the relief of local stresses in the overlying strata.
Most aqueous dextrans are non-Newtonian pseudoplastic materials in which the viscosity always decreases while the shear rate increases.
The general perception on the part of the procurement people who purchase plastic parts is that it is a simple process and that anyone with a couple of machines and a little floor space can "squirt plastic." In reality, the injection molding process involves applying immense amounts of pressure to force a pseudoplastic, non-Newtonian fluid into a closed system at very high temperatures and velocities.
The results showed that samples T1, T2, and control CK performed a shear thinning behaviour like a pseudoplastic material in which the apparent viscosity decreased when the shear rates increased.
The pseudoplastic property or shear-thinning flow behavior of the SHs was found to vary over the ranges of selected shear rates.
The flow index value n of the EPS was -0.587, which indicates the pseudoplastic nature of the EPS (Figure 5).
Haroon, "Application of the optimal homotopy asymptotic method to flow with heat transfer of a pseudoplastic fluid inside a circular pipe," Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, vol.