Shear thickening oscillation in a dilatant fluid

Hiizu Nakanishi, Namiko Mitarai

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By introducing a state variable, we construct a phenomenological fluid dynamical model of a dilatant fluid, i.e., a dense mixture of fluid and granules that shows severe shear thickening. We demonstrate that the fluid shows shear thickening oscillation, namely, the fluid flow oscillates owning to the coupling between the fluid dynamics and the internal dynamics of state. We also demonstrate that the jamming leads to a peculiar response to an external impact on the fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033801
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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