Apparent Viscosity During Simple Shearing Flow of Nematic Liquid Crystals
An experimentally useful relation for the dependence of the apparent viscosity on the shearing force is derived. Reasonable simplifying assumptions are introduced into the continuum theory and the asymptotic behaviour of the apparent viscosity for a large shearing force is then derived.
G. P. MacSithigh and P. K. Currie, "Apparent Viscosity During Simple Shearing Flow of Nematic Liquid Crystals," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, Jan 1977.
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