Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 22, pp 5663–5666 | Cite as

Viscosity of porous sintered glasses

  • A. R. Boccaccini


Following an analogy between flow properties and field or transport properties, an equation which describes the porosity, P, dependence of the viscosity in porous sintered glasses is presented. Not only the pore volume fraction but also pore structure parameters, such as pore shape and orientation, are considered in the calculation and the equation is valid for the whole porosity range. For low porosities (P≦0.10) the approach coincides with the prediction of Mackenzie for spherical pores with a precision of 1%. The calculated values are in good agreement with experimental data on porous glasses available from the literature, if appropriate pore geometry is assumed at the different porosity levels.


Polymer Viscosity Experimental Data Porosity Pore Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Boccaccini
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Metallurgy and MaterialsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Environmental SciencesUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK

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