Non-Newtonian behavior in simple fluids

Jerome Delhommelle*, J. Petravic, Denis J. Evans

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    The non-Newtonian rheology of a microscopic sample of simple fluid was analyzed using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. A configurational thermostat was used to perform the calculations. A shear thickening regime under steady shear, and a strain thickening regime under oscillatory shear at low frequencies were observed. The results show that shear thickening can occur even in the absence of solvent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6117-6123
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004


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