Rheological Measurement

  • A. A. Collyer
  • D. W. Clegg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. R. Mackley
    Pages 1-23
  3. Chang Dae Han
    Pages 25-48
  4. A. G. Gibson
    Pages 49-92
  5. Roger I. Tanner
    Pages 93-118
  6. R. C. Warren
    Pages 119-149
  7. F. S. Baker, R. E. Carter, G. J. Privett
    Pages 151-188
  8. G. H. France
    Pages 189-210
  9. R. K. Gupta, T. Sridhar
    Pages 211-245
  10. Robert L. Powell
    Pages 247-296
  11. Gérard Marin
    Pages 297-343
  12. J. M. Dealy, A. J. Giacomin
    Pages 383-404
  13. G. J. Brownsey
    Pages 405-431
  14. M. E. Mackay, D. V. Boger
    Pages 433-477
  15. L. A. Utracki
    Pages 479-594
  16. D. Barthes-Biesel
    Pages 595-634
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 635-647

About this book


In many cases rheological measurements are carried out in the simplest of geometries, but the interpretation involved in obtaining the rheological parameters of the test fluids from these measurements is surprisingly complex. The purpose of this book is to emphasise the points on which most workers in the field agree, and to let the authors deal with the contentious points according to their own beliefs and experience. This work represents a summary of the current thought on rheological meas­ urement by experts in the various techniques. When making measurements and obtaining from them parameters that describe the flow behaviour of the test fluids, it is essential that the experimentalist understands the underlying theory and shortcomings of the measurement technique, that he is aware of the likely microstructure of the fluid, and that from this he can appreciate how the fluid and the measuring system will interact with each other. It is this interaction that gives both the required rheological parameters of the fluids and the artefacts that confuse the issue. This book covers the main rheological measurement techniques from capillary, slit and stretching flows to rotational and oscillatory rheometry in various geometries including sliding plate measurements. These topics are backed up by chapters on more practical aspects, such as commercial instruments, and on computer control and data acquisition. The chapters deal with the basic methods, how the measurements are taken, and what assumptions and interpretations are made to obtain valid data on the test fluids.


computer control flow flows fluid heating instruments microstructure modeling phase processing rheology structure two-phase flow visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • A. A. Collyer
    • 1
  • D. W. Clegg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsSheffield City PolytechnicSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-2900-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2898-0
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