### Abstract

Shear-induced particle migration was investigated by using a continuum diffusive-flux model for the creep flow of nickel powder filled polymers which is viscous with shear-thinning characteristic. The original model of Phillips et al. [Phys. Fluids A (1992) 4:30], for a Newtonian binder was extended to a generalized Newtonian binder, taking into consideration of local shear deformation rate. The model, together with flow equations, was employed for solving the non-Newtonian flow patterns and non-uniform particle concentration distribution of mono-modal suspensions in a pressure-driven tube flow. Particle volume fraction and velocity fields for the non-homogenous shear flow field were predicted. Effects of different viscosity model of binder system on particle migration during non-homogenous shear fluid flow were investigated.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1001-1010 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Composites Science and Technology |

Volume | 64 |

Issue number | 7-8 |

Early online date | 3 Oct 2003 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Jun 2004 |

Externally published | Yes |

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*Composites Science and Technology*,

*64*(7-8), 1001-1010. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2003.08.005