Steady shear measurement of thixotropic fluid properties
Techniques for the characterization of thixotropic fluids have been proposed and investigated for a long time, but as yet no quantitative technique has been widely adopted. The description of material properties in a quantitative manner still presents a problem and the application of constitutive equations to a specific flow situation is seldom possible. The most widely used procedure has been that of Weltman (1), and although the parameters obtained are not truly quantitative the technique still finds application in industrial and academic research.
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