Designing Complex Fluids

Randy H. Ewoldt, Chaimongkol Saengow

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Taking a small step away from Newtonian fluid behavior creates an explosion in the range of possibilities. Non-Newtonian fluid properties can achieve diverse flow objectives, but the complexity introduces challenges. We survey useful rheological complexity along with organizing principles and design methods as we consider the following questions: How can non-Newtonian properties be useful? What properties are needed? How can we get those properties?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-441
Number of pages29
JournalAnnual Review of Fluid Mechanics
StatePublished - 2021


  • constitutive models
  • design
  • microstructure
  • non-Newtonian fluids
  • rheology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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