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Shear thickening in dense non-Brownian suspensions: Viscous to inertial transition

Abstract : We present an experimental study on the viscous to inertial mode of shear thickening in dense non-Brownian suspensions. We design a model suspension consisting of mono size spherical particles within a Newtonian suspending fluid. We develop a protocol for the rheological characterization of dense suspensions using the conventional rheometry technique. Our results provide constitutive laws for suspensions with solid volume fractions close to jamming when both viscous and inertial effects at the particle scale are present. We perform atomic force microscopy to measure forces between the particles immersed in the suspending fluid and show that our system of study corresponds to the frictionless regime of dense suspensions in which viscous and collisional forces dissipate the energy. Finally, we show that the proposed empirical constitutive laws, when approaching jamming , predicts the dynamics of dense suspensions in a transient boundary driven flow.
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Y. Madraki, A. Oakley, A. Nguyen Le, A. Colin, G. Ovarlez, et al.. Shear thickening in dense non-Brownian suspensions: Viscous to inertial transition. Journal of Rheology, American Institute of Physics, 2020, 64 (2), pp.227-238. ⟨10.1122/1.5129680⟩. ⟨hal-02995468⟩



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