• Question: What are the properties of newtonian and nonnewtonian fluids in fluid physics?

    Asked by 485pink33 to Tim on 21 May 2018.
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      Timothy Chege answered on 21 May 2018:

      To simply put it a newtonian fluid is a fluid that does not change its viscosity when force/pressure(shear stress) is applied on it at a constant temperature. A good example of such a fluid is water. A non-newtonian fluid on the other hand is the opposite of a newtonian fluid. Its viscosity is dependent on the pressure(shear stress) being applied at a constant temperature. It is important to note that temperature independently influences the viscosity of a fluid.