Helical screw rheometer: A new concept in rotational rheometry
The helical screw rheometer represents a new concept in viscometry: a rotational instrument that generates a pressure difference and therefore does not require torque measurement. The device is basically a metering screw that operates with no discharge. The results that are necessary to obtain the power-law constitutive parameters from pressure drop and rotation rate data are presented along with comparisons between theory and experiment for a prototype instrument operated at ambient conditions. The helical screw rheometer may offer advantages over conventional instruments for: (1) high-pressure measurements; (2) chemically-reacting fluids; (3) heterogeneous fluids; and (4) on-line measurements.
NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
- Pub Date:
- February 1984
- Nonnewtonian Fluids;
- Performance Tests;
- Instrumentation and Photography