Polymer Flow

  • Wenbing HuEmail author


In both shear and elongational flows, polymer chains are featured with non-Newtonian-fluid behaviors of thinning followed with thickening. The high nonlinear viscoelasticity endows polymer flows many unique features, such as rod-climbing, die-swell, tubeless siphon, drag reduction, and stick-slip transition.


Shear Rate Shear Flow Normal Stress Difference Extensional Flow Extensional Viscosity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and Engineering School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjingChina, People’s Republic

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