dilatant

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di·la·tant

 (dī-lāt′nt, dĭ-)
adj.
1. Tending to dilate; dilating.
2. Exhibiting dilatancy.
n.
A dilator.

dilatant

(daɪˈleɪtənt; dɪ-)
adj
1. tending to dilate; dilating
2. (General Physics) physics of, concerned with, or exhibiting dilatancy
n
(Medicine) something, such as a catheter, that causes dilation

di•lat•ant

(dɪˈleɪt nt, daɪ-)

adj.
1. dilating; expanding.
2. exhibiting an increase in volume when changed in shape because of wider spacing between particles.
3. (of rock) exhibiting an increase in volume because of recrystallization.
[1835–45; < Latin]
di•lat′an•cy, n.
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When the flow behavior index is close to 1 the fluid's behavior tends to pass from a shear thinning to a shear thickening fluid. When n is above 1, the fluid acts as a shear thickening fluid, below as a shear thinning fluid.
The most common type of Non-Newtonian power law behavior is shear thickening fluid (n > 1), where the viscosity appears to increase when the shear rate increases [14].
Gong, "Study on magnetorheological shear thickening fluid," Smart Materials and Structures, vol.