Rheology of particulate suspensions

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill

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The main features of particulate suspensions are briefly described. The rheology of suspensions depends on their particle concentration and on the strength and type of interactions between particles. Dilute suspensions of non-interacting particles are Newtonian but those of practical significance show a yield stress, structural build-up and breakdown, thixotropy and viscoelastic behaviour. Prediction models are available for some of these features.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRheology of Cement Suspensions such as Fresh Concrete
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 3rd International RILEM Symposium
EditorsOlafur Wallevik, Stefan Kubens, Sonja Oesterheid
Place of PublicationParis
VolumePRO 68
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-35158-092-9
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-091-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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