Pasricha, Kanika and Wad, Uday and Pasricha, Renu and Ogale, Satishchandra (2008) Parametric dependence studies on cracking of clay. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications , 388 (8). pp. 1352-1358. ISSN 0378-437

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We have studied the shrinkage-crack patterns formed in the process of drying of clay/water slurries employing simple laboratory experiments. Both isotropic and directional drying was studied. The objective has been to examine the correlation between the solvent, materials parameters and the crack patterns. Attempt is made to fit the observations to specific models. The dynamics of the pattern formation process and the geometric properties of the crack patterns are found to be in conformity with the hydrodynamic model by Lee and Routh [W.P. Lee, A.F. Routh, Langmuir 20 (2004) 9887].

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cracks pattern; Clay; Hydrodynamic model
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 07:14
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 07:14

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