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Stress chains formation under shear of concentrated suspension



Didier Lootens, Nicos Martys, William L. George, Steven G. Satterfield, Pascal Hebraud


Results comparing experiments on a model system of mono-disperse silica-particles with the numerical simulation of highly concentrated suspension of spherical particles subject to a constant rate of strain are presented. Giant fluctuations of the shear stress and the first and second normal force difference are studied. Stress chain formation and evolution under shear are visualized in order to make the relation between the stress fluctuations and the suspension microstructure.
Proceedings Title
The XVth International Congress on Rheology
Conference Dates
August 3-8, 2008
Conference Location
Monterey, CA, USA


Concentrated suspension, shear thickening, jamming, chain force, normal force


Lootens, D. , Martys, N. , George, W. , Satterfield, S. and Hebraud, P. (2008), Stress chains formation under shear of concentrated suspension, The XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterey, CA, USA (Accessed May 17, 2024)


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Created July 6, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021