Modeling the Time-Dependent Rheological Behavior of Clays Used in Fabrication of Ceramic
In this study, we investigated the thixotropic behavior
of two clays used in fabrication of ceramic. The structural kinetic
model (SKM) was used to characterize the thixotropic behavior of
two different kinds of clays used in fabrication of ceramic. The SKM
postulates that the change in the rheological behavior is associated
with shear-induced breakdown of the internal structure of the clays.
This model for the structure decay with time at constant shear rate
assumes nth order kinetics for the decay of the material structure with
a rate constant.