Characteristics of shear-thinning fluid flow under traversal vibration

Sehyun Shin, Ji Hyung Lee

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The effect of vibration on the flow resistance of a shear-thinning fluid was investigated with a newly-designed pressure-scanning capillary viscometer. The experimental apparatus was designed to measure flow resistance continuously over a range of flow rates at a time. Low frequency vibration was applied perpendicularly to the direction of the flow. The effect of the transversal vibration was investigated for both Newtonian fluids and non-Newtonian fluids. The experimental results showed that the vibration had no effect on the flow resistance of the Newtonian fluids. However, the vibration caused a significant reduction of the flow resistance for the shear-thinning fluid. The reduction of the flow resistance was strongly dependent on both vibration frequency and amplitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363-1367
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Flow resistance
  • Frequency
  • Shear rate
  • Shear-thinning
  • Vibration
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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