ENGG(SERC) 3-923: Shear Thickening fluids for Engineering Application (L-T-P-C) :2-0-1-2

Course Co-ordinator: Dr. J. Raja Sankar

Overview and classification of smart materials, Introduction to fluids – Newtonian and Non-Newtonian, Shear thickening fluids – Order-disorder theory, hydrocluster theory & Scaling models, Factors affecting shearing thickening behaviour – volume fraction, particles size and its distribution, particles shape, particle interaction and viscosity of the carrier fluid, Numerical modelling of STF behaviour, Characterization of STF – Rheology, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, zeta potential analyser, SEM, TEM etc., Preparation of STF, Experimental investigations on STF with different compositions.