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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Application of a Separable Bkz Model to the Nonlinear Solution Viscoelasticproperties of Oatrim a Beta-Glucan-Containing Hydrocolloid

item Carriere, Craig
item Inglett, George

Submitted to: American Physical Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 26, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The solution rheological behavior of various OATRIM materials was investigated. The rheological properties of the solutions were investigated using thixotropic loop, small-amplitude oscillatory shear, and steady-state shear experiments. OATRIM solutions exhibited an unexpected region of shear-thickening behavior with a critical shear rate of 50 s**-1. Subsequent thixotropic loop experiments displayed the shear-thickening region for OATRIM indicating that the network structure can be reformed during the imposition of a shear field. Startup of steady-state shear on OATRIM solutions, above the critical shear rate for shear thickening, exhibited nonlinear stress-overshoot behavior. The presentation will discuss the findings and compare the experimental results to the predictions of a separable BKZ model.

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