Quiz: How Well Do You Know Non-Newtonian Fluids?

Author: Sara Peters | October 27, 2015 | Category: Pumps, Mixing

latex-paintWhen selecting equipment for your process, it’s important to understand how the viscosity of the fluid being pumped will react to shear. In our previous post about Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, we broke non-Newtonian fluids down into 4 categories:

Dilatant – Viscosity of the fluid increases when shear is applied.

Pseudoplastic – Opposite of dilatant, the more shear applied, the less viscous it becomes.

Rheopectic – Viscosity increases when shear is applied, but increase in viscosity is time dependent.

Thixotropic – Decrease in viscosity over time, when shear is applied.

Do you know how these common fluids react to shear? Take this quiz to find out.


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Sara Peters

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