Shear strength:See gel strength
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An instrument used to measure the shear strength, or gel strength, of a drilling fluid. See gel strength
A measure of the ability of a colloidal dispersion to develop and retain a gel form, based on its resistance to shear. The gel, or ...
The greatest longitudinal stress that a metal can bear without tearing apart. A metal's tensile strength is greater than its yield strength.
A standardized measure of casing-strength properties. Since most oilfield casing is of approximately the same chemistry (typically steel), and differs only in the heat treatment ...
A condition wherein the 10-minute gel strength is substantially equal to the initial gel strength.
A rotational shear viscometer used for measuring the viscosity and gel strength of drilling fluids. This instrument has been largely superseded by the direct-indicating viscometer.
The measured 10-min gel strength of a fluid is the maximum reading (deflection) taken from a direct-reading viscometer after the fluid has been quiescent for ...
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