Non-Newtonian Flow and Applied Rheology

Non-Newtonian Flow and Applied Rheology

Engineering Applications

2nd Edition - July 21, 2008

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  • Authors: R. P. Chhabra, J.F. Richardson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080951607
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750685320

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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.

Key Features

  • Written by two of the world's leading experts, this is the only dedicated non-Newtonian flow reference in print.
  • Since first publication significant advances have been made in almost all areas covered in this book, which are incorporated in the new edition, including developments in CFD and computational techniques, velocity profiles in pipes, liquid/solid flows and applications to food processing, and new heat/mass transfer methods and models.
  • Covers both basic rheology and the fluid mechanics of NN fluids - a truly self-contained reference for anyone studying or working with the processing and handling of fluids


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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Non-Newtonian fluid behaviour
    2. Rheometry for non-Newtonian fluids
    3. Flow in pipes and in conduits of non-circular cross-sections
    4. Flow of multi-phase mixtures in pipes
    5. Particulate systems
    6. Heat transfer characteristics of non-Newtonian fluids in pipes
    7. Momentum, heat and mass transfer in boundary layers
    8. Liquid mixing

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
  • Published: July 21, 2008
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080951607
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750685320

About the Authors

R. P. Chhabra

Raj Chhabra earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees, all in Chemical Engineering, from the erstwhile University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) in 1974, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1976), and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1980), respectively. Following a postdoc with the late Professor J.F. Richardson at the University of Swansea, Swansea (UK), in 1984, he joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in India. Currently, he is a professor in the same department. His research interests are in the area of multiphase systems, especially involving non-Newtonian fluids. He has more than 300 journal papers to his credit. In addition, he has authored/coauthored four books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

J.F. Richardson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wales Swansea, UK

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