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Comment on the power law in rheological equations

Kirkwood, D.H. and Ward, P.J. (2008) Comment on the power law in rheological equations. Materials Letters, 62 (24). pp. 3981-3983. ISSN 0167-577X


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In conformity with the principle of shear reversal, it is proposed that the power law index in the Cross equation relating steady state viscosity to shear rate in semisolid alloy slurries should have a value of 4/3, which is independent of alloy system and the fraction solid.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Materials Letters. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Alloy slurries, Die Casting, Thixotropy
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Ms Suzannah Rockett
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2008 18:02
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2008.05.059
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.matlet.2008.05.059
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4460

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