By H.A. Barnes

ISBN-10: 0444871403

ISBN-13: 9780444871404

ISBN-10: 0444874690

ISBN-13: 9780444874696

Rheology is, via universal consent, a tough topic and a few of the theoretical parts are usually seen as being of prohibitive complexity via scientists with no powerful mathematical history. There also are the problems inherent in any multidisciplinary technology like rheology for people with a selected education. accordingly, rookies to the sector are often discouraged, and for them the prevailing texts at the topic - a few of that are remarkable - are of constrained information as a result of their intensity of aspect and hugely mathematical nature.This ebook introduces the topic of rheology in phrases comprehensible to non-experts and describes the appliance of rheological ideas to many commercial items and strategies. It presents an easy yet authoritative advisor which exhibits truly how arithmetic, physics and chemistry have contributed to the improvement of rheology. The primary positive factors of all liquid-like fabrics are summarised, i.e. viscosity, linear viscoelasticity, general stresses and extensional viscosity. specific structures are then mentioned, i.e. polymeric beverages and suspensions. the ultimate bankruptcy offers an summary of the theoretical advances which were made. constant notation and nomenclature were used through the booklet, and the most important textbooks and guides to be able to let the reader to stick with up specific issues are indexed.

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As the shear rate is increased, the normal stress differences first appear as second-order effects, so that we can write where A , and B, are constants and, as implied, the normal stress differences are even functions of the shear rate p. (The mathematically-minded reader may confirm this expectation by undertalung a simple analysis for the hierarchy equations given in Chapter 8 (eqns. 25), which are argued to be generally valid constitutive equations for sufficiently slow flow). From a physical point of view, the generation of unequal normal stress components, and hence non-zero values of N, and N,, arises from the fact that in a flow process the microstructure of the liquid becomes anisotropic.

E. linear solid behaviour) with the rigidity modulus. If Pl is the only non-zero parameter, we have Po as in our notation. This represents Newtonian viscous flow, the constant P, being the coefficient of viscosity. If Po (= G) and p, (= q) are both non-zero, whilst the other constants are zero, we have which is one of the simplest models of viscoelasticity. It is called the 'Kelvin model', although the name 'Voigt' is also used. If a stress a is suddenly applied at t = 0 and held constant thereafter, it is easy to show that, for the Kelvin model, where TK has been written for the ratio q/G.

Then it is possible to set up a balance equation for the forces (stresses) acting on a connector. The last step is to write the resulting equation in terms of stresses and strains. Hence, for the Kelvin model the total stress a is equal to the sum of the stresses in each element. Therefore Fig. 2 Diagrammatic representations of ideal rheological behaviour: (a) The Hookean spring; (b) The Newtonian dashpot. The Kelvin and Maxwell models fa) (bl Fig. 3 The simplest linear viscoelastic models: (a) The Kelvin model; (b) The Maxwell model.

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