pseudoplastic fluid


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pseudoplastic fluid

[¦sü·dō′plas·tik ′flü·əd]
(fluid mechanics)
A fluid whose apparent viscosity or consistency decreases instantaneously with an increase in shear rate.
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The xanthan gums, produced from the alternative medium SSAE using three different strains of Xanthomonas campestris,gave K and n values typical of pseudoplastic fluids. The native strain 1182 showed the best performance with respect to the K and n values, the percentage of substrate used, and the viscosity.
The agitation of pseudoplastic fluids results in the formation of a well mixed region (cavern) around the impeller and essentially stagnant and/or slow moving fluids elsewhere in the vessel.
The results show that the behavior of TFB is consistent with that of a pseudoplastic fluid, and the Herschel-Bulkley model is more applicable to TFB.
PTT/CaC[O.sub.3] nanocomposites' melt belongs to the pseudoplastic fluid, and the pseudoplasticity increases with the increasing CaC[O.sub.3] content.
The lower limit of this curve corresponds to a very pseudoplastic fluid (n [is less than] 0.35).
Pseudoplastic fluids become thinner when the shear rate increases, until the viscosity reaches a plateau of limit viscosity.
A reader posits that both are, erm, non-Newtonian pseudoplastic fluids and "thixotropic".
Batch Heat Transfer Coefficients for Pseudoplastic Fluids in Agitated Vessels.
Measured and computed velocity profiles for laminar flow of yield pseudoplastic fluids in concentric and eccentric annuli have been given also by Escudier et al.