Authors
Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
2017-03
Title
“Everything flows?”: elastic effects on startup flows of yield-stress fluids
Journal
Rheologica Acta
Volume
56
Publication Year
2017-03
Pages
189-194
Issue number
3
Document type
Article
Faculty
Faculty of Science (FNWI)
Institute
Institute of Physics (IoP)
Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI)
Abstract

It is now 30 years since Barnes and Walters published a provocative paper in which they asserted that the yield stress is an experimental artifact. We now know that the situation is far more complicated than understood at the time, and that the mechanics of the solid material prior to yielding must be considered carefully. In this paper, we examine the response of a well-studied “simple” yield-stress material, namely a Carbopol gel that exhibits no thixotropy, and demonstrate the significance of the pre-yielding behavior through a number of elementary measurements.

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