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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At higher shear rates, the dilatancy peak disappears as shear thickening is spread out over a larger range of shear rates.
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.
1], temperatures 25-60[degrees]C) have the flow index higher than 1, so they are dilatant fluids and their behavior is shear thickening.
Through ballistic, stab & laboratory testing, the mechanism of energy adsorption at ballistic rates is demonstrated to result from reversible shear thickening.
The uniform might be made out of fabric treated with another technology featured in the conference's exhibit hall, shear thickening fluid.
Colloids can show both shear thinning (viscosity decreases with increase in shear stress) and shear thickening (viscosity increases with increase in shear stress).
1], the degradation of polymer (2), the second Newton plateau (2-4), and shear thickening behavior (4) were observed.
0 show Bingham plastics with a shear thickening at low shear rate, which is attributed to a long-time-relaxation mechanism, such as entanglement couplings between the high MW fraction and those associated with long-chain branches.
Typically, the suspension, when subjected to a shearing flow, may exhibit a yield stress or an extremely high viscosity at low shear rates, followed by shear thinning and even shear thickening at higher shear rates, and time-or strain-dependent behavior as well.