Date of Award
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)
Jerome J. Salamone
C. L. Mantell
The object of this project ras to obtain a reasonable correlation of the effect of velocity, concentration and particle size on apparent viscosity of non-Newtonian slurries.
Through the use of dimensional and graphical analysis an equation, μ/μw=1.02(Ak/GC).105, was developed which filled these conditions. The average deviation of the apparent viscosity calculated from this equation compared to the experimental value was 14.4%.
The authors believe that this correlation should be tested under a greater variety of conditions of particle size and particle thermal conductivity and for suspending mediums other than water.
Gullett, David Edward and Curtis, Edward, "Viscosity of non-Newtonian suspensions" (1955). Theses. 1526.