Brownian Dynamics Simulation of Shear Thinning and Shear Induced Ordering in a Colloidal Suspension
We studied sheared colloidal suspensions using the Brownian Dynamics (BD) method. We found that the shear thinning behaviour of such a suspension is caused by shear induced ordering of the suspended particles. Two different types of ordering were found, depending on the Peclet number.
KeywordsHexagonal Structure Peclet Number Colloidal Suspension Stokes Flow Brownian Dynamics
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