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Mechanics of non-Newtonian fluids. (English) Zbl 0818.76003
Galdi, G. P. (ed.) et al., Recent developments in theoretical fluid mechanics. Papers presented at the 2nd winter school in fluid dynamics, held in Paseky, Czech Republic, in November 29-December 4, 1992. Harlow: Longman Scientific & Technical. Pitman Res. Notes Math. Ser. 291, 129-162 (1993).
This work is intended to be an introduction to the mechanics of non- Newtonian fluids. It is meant to merely provide a nodding acquaintance to the burgeoning area of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. The terminology non-Newtonian fluids can apply to a wide range of materials with widely disparate material structure, the main shared characteristic being the inability of the classical linearly viscous Newtonian model to capture the behavior of these fluids. Polymeric liquids, biological fluids, slurries, suspensions, liquid crystals are but some of the materials which belong to the class of non-Newtonian fluids.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0809.00020].

MSC:
76A05 Non-Newtonian fluids
76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
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