Title

Experimental and modelling study of the effect of temperature on shear thickening fluids

RIS ID

99040

Publication Details

Tian, T., Peng, G., Li, W., Ding, J. & Nakano, M. (2015). Experimental and modelling study of the effect of temperature on shear thickening fluids. Korea Australia Rheology Journal, 27 (1), 17-24.

Abstract

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.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13367-015-0003-2