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Title: Understanding thixotropic and antithixotropic behavior of viscoelastic micellar solutions and liquid crystalline dispersions. I. The model
Author: Bautista, F.
De Santos, J.M.
Puig, J.E.
Manero, O.
Issue Date: 1999
Abstract: A simple model consisting of the Upper Convected Maxwell constitutive equation and a kinetic equation for destruction and construction of structure, first proposed by Fredrickson in 1970, is used here to reproduce the complex rheological behavior of viscoelastic systems that also exhibit thixotropy and rheopexy under shear flow. The model requires five parameters that have physical significance and that can be estimated from rheological measurements. Several steady and unsteady flow situations were analyzed with the model. The model predicts creep behavior, stress relaxation and the presence of thixotropic loops when the sample is subjected to transient stress cycles. Such behavior has been observed with surfactant-based solutions and dispersions. The role of the characteristic time for structure built up, ?, in the extent and shape of the thixotropic loops is demonstrated.A simple model consisting of the Upper Convected Maxwell constitutive equation and a kinetic equation for destruction and construction of structure, first proposed by Fredrickson in 1970, is used here to reproduce the complex rheological behavior of viscoelastic systems that also exhibit thixotropy and rheopexy under shear flow. The model requires five parameters that have physical significance and that can be estimated from rheological measurements. Several steady and unsteady flow situations were analyzed with the model. The model predicts creep behavior, stress relaxation and the presence of thixotropic loops when the sample is subjected to transient stress cycles. Such behavior has been observed with surfactant-based solutions and dispersions. The role of the characteristic time for structure built up, ?, in the extent and shape of the thixotropic loops is demonstrated.
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