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Brownian Dynamics Simulation of Shear Thinning and Shear Induced Ordering in a Colloidal Suspension

  • J. M. van der Veer
  • J. H. J. van Opheusden
  • R. J. J. Jongschaap

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hexagonal Structure Peclet Number Colloidal Suspension Stokes Flow Brownian Dynamics 
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© Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. van der Veer
    • 1
  • J. H. J. van Opheusden
    • 1
  • R. J. J. Jongschaap
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsTwente UniversityAE Enschedethe Netherlands

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