A Mean-Field Theory of Suspension Viscosity

Andrzej R. Altenberger, Matthew V. Tirrell, John S. Dahler

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Hydrodynamic scattering theory is used to calculate the effective viscosity of a fluid through which spherical scattering centers are randomly dispersed. When the spheres are free to move, the system is a suspension. When the spheres are immobile, they mimic a porous medium. Calculations are performed for an arbitrary slip boundary condition at the fluid—sphere interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2752-2755
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes


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