Non-Newtonian Flow and Applied Rheology

Engineering Applications


  • R. P. Chhabra, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • J.F. Richardson, University of Wales Swansea, UK

This book bridges the gap between the theoretical work of the rheologist, and the practical needs of those who have to design and operate the systems in which these materials are handled or processed. It is an established and important reference for senior level mechanical engineers, chemical and process engineers, as well as any engineer or scientist who needs to study or work with these fluids, including pharmaceutical engineers, mineral processing engineers, medical researchers, water and civil engineers. This new edition covers a considerably broader range of topics than its predecessor, including computational fluid dynamics modelling techniques, liquid/solid flows and applications to areas such as food processing, among others.
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Senior undergraduate and post graduate students in chemical, polymer, mechanical, food, pharmaceutical, petroleum and environmental engineering disciplines. Practicing engineers in industries related with the handling/processing/manufacturing of foodstuffs, polymers, chemicals, oil, paint, ceramics, minerals, slurries, sewage and effluent, pharmaceutical, house-hold and personal care products.


Book information

  • Published: July 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8532-0


"The authors have done a most creditable job of producing a very readable reference of value to both engineers in industry and engineering students." --Chemical Engineering

Table of Contents

1. Non-Newtonian fluid behaviour2. Rheometry for non-Newtonian fluids3. Flow in pipes and in conduits of non-circular cross-sections4. Flow of multi-phase mixtures in pipes5. Particulate systems6. Heat transfer characteristics of non-Newtonian fluids in pipes7. Momentum, heat and mass transfer in boundary layers8. Liquid mixingProblems