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Suspensions

Particulates
  • Nhan Phan-ThienEmail author
  • Nam Mai-Duy
Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

Suspension is a term used to describe an effective fluid made up of particles suspended in a liquid; examples of such liquids abound in natural and man-made materials: blood, milk, paints, inks. The concept of a suspension is meaningful only when there are two widely different length scales in the problem: l is a typical dimension of a suspended particle, L is a typical size of the apparatus, and \(l\ll L\). When this is not met, we simply have a collection of discrete individual particles suspended in a liquid. Most progress has been made with Newtonian suspensions, i.e., suspensions of particles in a Newtonian liquid.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Faculty of Health, Engineering and SciencesUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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