dilatant

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dilatant

one exhibiting dilatancy.

dilatant

(dī-lā′tănt) [L. dilatare, to enlarge]
Anything that causes dilation.
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A Nonlinear Elastic Model for Shear Thickening of Suspensions Flocculated by Reversible Bridging," Langmuir, 15,1960-1965 (1999).
The shear thickening liquid is a polyethylene glycol that is "very deformable," he noted.
Through ballistic, stab & laboratory testing, the mechanism of energy adsorption at ballistic rates is demonstrated to result from reversible shear thickening.
Specific developments in coated fabrics include: textiles with dirt repellency and self-cleaning attributes; textiles which change colour in response to changes of temperature or when they come into contact with acid; shear thickening fluid which stiffens to provide body armour; rubber-like fabrics which are impermeable to toxic chemicals; stain resistant fabrics; and waterproof fabrics.
3 is consecutively shear thinning, shear thickening and again shear thinning, a more complicated model has to be applied.
Tim Smith, Director, Flexible Armor Center talks about research into the formulation and use of Shear Thickening Fluids (STFs) for armor applications that began only in the last few years.
As the concentration of particles increases beyond 5%, some shear thinning is seen, and at 20 vol%, shear thinning as well as shear thickening above 60 [s.
This region can have shear thinning, pseudo-Newtonian, or shear thickening flow behavior (25).
6 vol%), a shear thickening effect was observed above 10 [s.
It is interesting to note that when looking closer at the curves, in some cases after the zero shear rate plateau, a small shear thickening precedes the incoming shear-thinning.
It has been reported (9, 10) that in general, the addition of particles to a liquid system not only changes the magnitude of viscosity but can also induce deviation from Newtonian behavior such as shear thinning or shear thickening.
Even though a slight shear thickening behavior appears at a high shear rate region for a 7 %v/v concentration of the kaolinite particles in Fig.