Rheology of Non-spherical Particle Suspensions

Rheology of Non-spherical Particle Suspensions


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Rheology of Non-spherical Particle Suspensions by Francisco Chinesta

This book provides a review of the current understanding of the behavior of non-spherical particle suspensions providing experimental results, rheological models and numerical modeling. In recent years, new models have been developed for suspension rheology and as a result applications for nanocomposites have increased.

The authors tackle issues within experimental, model and numerical simulations of the behavior of particle suspensions. Applications of non-spherical particle suspension rheology are widespread and can be found in organic matrix composites, nanocomposites, biocomposites, fiber-filled fresh concrete flow, blood and biologic fluids.

  • Understand how to model and predict the final microstructure and properties of particle suspensions
  • Explores nano, micro, meso and macro scales
  • Rheology, thermomechanical and electromagnetic physics are discussed

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785480362
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/02/2015
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Francisco Chinesta is Professor of Computational Mechanics at the Ecole Centrale of Nantes, France, and a member of the Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics at the University of Wales, UK.

Gilles Ausias is Lecturer at the University of South Brittany, France. His research comprises the fields of rheology and composite processing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to suspension rheology
2. Rheological characterization of fiber suspensions and nanocomposites
3. Rheology of carbon nanoparticle suspensions and nanocomposites
4. Rheological modeling of non-dilute rod suspensions
5. Rheology of highly concentrated fiber suspensions
6. Towards a kinetic theory description of electrical conduction in perfectly dispersed CNT nanocomposites
7. Stick-slip instabilities in magnetorheological fluids
8. Numerical simulations of viscoelastic suspension fluid dynamics
9. Brownian dynamics simulation for spheroid particle suspensions in polymer solution
10. Multiscale mechanics and thermodynamics of suspensions

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