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Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids


We're working on an application which we believe the behavior of a non-Newtonian fluid which becomes rigid when under stress. It needs to be inorganic so it won't spoil and as I understand it there are silicone polymers or oils which meet this criteria. Any other such fluid would be good to consider as well.

Any help pointing me in the right direction towards a supplier and identifying a readily available product on the market would be appreciated.

Thank you.


RE: Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

Silly putty?

You are judged not by what you know, but by what you can do.

RE: Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

I think that won't work since it won't return to its original shape afterwards. Plus I don't think it will become rigid enough.

Thanks for the suggestion.


RE: Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

"it won't return to its original shape afterwards"

If it does return to shape then, by definition, it is not a fluid. You cannot solve a problem that you haven't defined.

RE: Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

There are not many dilatant fluids around, but a Google search for dilatant fluids may be helpful.

RE: Inorganic non-Newtonian fluids

Well, it would return to it's original shape, defining it as a fluid but after a long time. It needs to have a much higher flow rate (not clay or putty-like) where it would return to it's relaxed state as in its original form immediately after impact pressure.

I'll see what I can find under "dilatant fluids".

Thanks again.


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