Rheology of Liquid Al, Zn and Zn-7wt%Al Systems
The flow behavior and viscosity of pure aluminum, zinc and Zn-7wt%Al liquids were quantified with the effects of temperature and shear rate by rotational rheometry experiments. These systems exhibited a non-Newtonian, shear thinning and non-thixotropic flow behavior where in the liquid metal viscosity decreases with increasing shear rates. The temperature dependence of viscosity followed the Arrhenius equation. Moreover, at high shear rate regimes the flow resembles a nearly Newtonian behaviour.
Hajo Dieringa, Norbert Hort and Karl Ulrich Kainer
M. Jeyakumar and S. Shankar, "Rheology of Liquid Al, Zn and Zn-7wt%Al Systems", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 690, pp. 226-229, 2011