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

Tongfei Tian, Gangrou Peng, Weihua Li, Jie Ding, Masami Nakano

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalKorea Australia Rheology Journal
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Shear rate
  • Shear thickening fluid
  • Temperature effect
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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