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What are the Types of non newtonian fluids?

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10/28/2009

There are four main ones

Thixotropic

Viscosity decreases with stress over time. E.g. Some honey (keep stirring and solid honey becomes liquid)

Rheopectic

Viscosity increases with stress over time. E.g. Cream (the longer you whip it the thicker it gets)

Shear thinning

Viscosity decreases with increased stress. E.g. Ketchup (you have to shake the bottle to get it out)

Dilatant or shear thickening

Viscosity increases with increased stress. E.g. Oobleck (cornstarch and water, looks like a liquid but hit it and it is a solid)