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.
|Title of host publication||Rheology of Cement Suspensions such as Fresh Concrete|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of 3rd International RILEM Symposium|
|Editors||Olafur Wallevik, Stefan Kubens, Sonja Oesterheid|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Banfill, P. F. G. (2009). Rheology of particulate suspensions. In O. Wallevik, S. Kubens, & S. Oesterheid (Eds.), Rheology of Cement Suspensions such as Fresh Concrete: Proceedings of 3rd International RILEM Symposium (Vol. PRO 68, pp. 3-9). RILEM.