Experimental and modelling study of the effect of temperature on shear thickening fluids
This paper is a study of the effect that temperature has on a shear thickening fluid made from ethylene glycol and fumed silica, with 20%-26% weight fractions. Three typical temperatures, ranging from 20oC to 60oC, were selected to study the shear rate dependence of viscosity. The temperature tests showed that a high temperature increased the critical shear rate and lowered the shear thickening ratio. A viscosity function was proposed to represent the three characteristic regions in typical shear thickening fluid and to predict viscosity at different temperatures.