Shear and elongational rheology of gypsum slurries

Suman Sinha-Ray, Raman Srikar, C. C. Lee, A. Li, Alexander Yarin

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Concentrated gypsum slurries used for wallboard production are studied using shear and elongational rheometers. It is shown that the rheological behavior of different slurry compositions can be sufficiently accurately described in the framework of the Ostwald-de Waele power law, which reproduces both shear and elongational experimemtal data with sufficiently close values of the consistency and flow behavior indexes for each slurry composition studied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number63071
JournalApplied Rheology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Capillary thread thinning
  • Elongational rheology
  • Flow curve
  • Gypsum slurry
  • Power-law fluid
  • Shear rheology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)

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Sinha-Ray, S., Srikar, R., Lee, C. C., Li, A., & Yarin, A. (2011). Shear and elongational rheology of gypsum slurries. Applied Rheology, 21(6), [63071].