Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids

  • Fridtjov¬†Irgens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 1-16
  3. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 17-23
  4. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 25-61
  5. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 63-89
  6. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 91-111
  7. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 113-124
  8. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 125-141
  9. Fridtjov Irgens
    Pages 143-167
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 169-190

About this book


This book gives a brief but thorough introduction to the fascinating subject of non-Newtonian fluids, their behavior and mechanical properties. After a brief introduction of what characterizes non-Newtonian fluids in Chapter 1 some phenomena characteristic of non-Newtonian fluids are presented in Chapter 2. The basic equations in fluid mechanics are discussed in Chapter 3. Deformation kinematics, the kinematics of shear flows, viscometric flows, and extensional flows are the topics in Chapter 4. Material functions characterizing the behavior of fluids in special flows are defined in Chapter 5. Generalized Newtonian fluids are the most common types of non-Newtonian fluids and are the subject in Chapter 6. Some linearly viscoelastic fluid models are presented in Chapter 7. In Chapter 8 the concept of tensors is utilized and advanced fluid models are introduced. The book is concluded with a variety of 26 problems. Solutions to the problems are ready for instructors


Deformation Kinematics Extensional Flows Generalized Newtonian Fluids Kinematics of Shear Flows Physics of Silly Putty Viscoelastic Fluid Model Viscoelastic Plastic Materials Viscometric Flows

Authors and affiliations

  • Fridtjov¬†Irgens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Structural EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01052-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01053-3
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