Nicholas Barron with Jaoa Maia and Ed Caner
Low Temperature Suspension of Shear Thickening non-Newtonian Fluids
There are a variety of useful applications in industry for shear thickening non-Newtonian fluids. For certain applications, maintaining shear thickening properties for long periods of time at temperatures below -25 Centigrade is desirable. In this project, such fluids will be identified from patent files and scientific publications, and tests will be conducted to determine the properties of one or more of these fluids at temperatures at or below -25C over an extended period of time. Cost effectiveness will also be determined for the fluids tested.