Step Strain Deformations for Viscoelastic Fluids: Experiment

D. C. Venerus, C. M. Vrentas, J. S. Vrentas

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Shear stress and normal stress relaxation data were collected for a range of shear strains for a polystyrene—dibutyl phthalate solution. Data from single-step shear strain experiments were used to test time-strain factorability and to check on the applicability of the Lodge-Meissner rule. Significant departures from time-strain factorability were found, but the shear and normal stress data were in excellent agreement with the Lodge-Meissner prediction. Data from double-step shear strain experiments were used to check the predictions of the K—BKZ and Doi—Edwards theories. It was found that these theories do not generally provide adequate descriptions of double-step shear strain deformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-684
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Rheology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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