Journal article

Measurement errors in yield stress rheometry that arise from toroue auto zero

Daniel T Fisher, David V Boger, Peter J Scales

APPLIED RHEOLOGY | KERSCHENSTEINER VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2006

Abstract

The measurement of the shear rheology of concentrated particulate suspensions is important to a range of mixing, pumping and flow operations. The use of a four or six bladed vane attached to a rheometer in an open cup is a popular technique to achieve a rheological characterisation. A problem occurs in the use of automated software with a number of rheological devices for yield stress materials. A torque auto zero default causes the torque at the start of a test to be ignored, and can result in significant errors and underestimation of the yield stress or rheological response of the suspension. The potential effect of using a torque auto zero default is demonstrated for a concentrated partic..

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