Dilatant fluid Definition


Dilatant fluid:

A dilatant, or inverted plastic, fluid is usually made up of a high concentration of well-dispersed solids that exhibits a nonlinear consistency curve passing through the origin.

The apparent viscosity increases instantaneously with increasing rate of share.

The yield point, as determined by conventional calculations from the direct-indicating viscometer readings, is negative; however, the true yield point is zero.