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Chapter 2


The mechanical flow of disperse systems soon departs from a simple description in Newtonian terms as the shape of the particles departs from symmetry, as the concentration of particles is increased, and also as particle-particle interaction develops. Various kinds of non-Newtonian flow are described, as well as many of the various modern instruments used to cover a wide range of flow conditions and behavior.

Key Words: Bingham body, capillary flow, creep flow, dilatancy, elasticity, laminar flow, Newtonian flow, plasticity, pseudoplastic, rheopexy, shear thinning, stress relaxation, surface rheology, thixotropy, viscoelasticity, viscosimeter, viscometer, viscosity, yield point

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