Non-linear Viscoelastic Rheological Properties of PCC/PEG Suspensions
- Received Date: 2008-10-22
- Precipitated calcium carbonate, Suspension, Shear thickening, Dynamic oscillatory shear, Rheological response
Abstract: The shear thinning and shear thickening rheological properties of PCC/PEG suspension were investigated with the increase of oscillatory amplitude stress at different constant frequencies.The results show that the complex viscosity was initially independent of stress amplitude and obvious shear thinning occurred, then dramatic shear thickening took place after reaching the minimum viscosity. Typically, in a constant frequency of 5 rad/s, the elastic modulus, viscous modulus, and tanδ (δ is the out-of-phase angle) vs. the stress amplitude was investigated.It is found that the elastic modulus initially appeared to be independent of stress amplitude and then exhibited a rapid decrease, but the viscous modulus was independent of amplitude stress at lower amplitude stress. After reaching the minimum value the viscous modulus showed a rapid increase. On the other hand, tanδ increased from 0.6 to 92, which indicates that the transition from elastic to viscous had taken place and tanδ showed a steep increase when shear thickening occurred. Lissajous plots are shown for the dissipated energy vs.different maximum stress amplitude in the shear thinning and shear thickening regions. The relationship of dissipated energy vs. maximum stress amplitude was determined, which follows a power law. In the shear thinning region the exponent was 1.91, but it steeply increases to 3.97 in the shear thickening region.
|Citation:||Hai-lin Yang, Jian-ming Ruan , Jian-peng Zou, Qiu-mei Wu, Zhong-cheng Zhou, Yuan-yan Xie. Non-linear Viscoelastic Rheological Properties of PCC/PEG Suspensions[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2009, 22(1): 46-50. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/22/01/46-50|