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CHAPTER 8

Dense Fluids: Viscosity

This chapter reviews recent advances in modelling and predicting the viscosity of dense fluids. As no complete theory exists for dense fluids, a number of different approximate approaches represent the current state of the art. We summarize the recent developments of two approaches (known as the Assael–Dymond and Vesovic–Wakeham approaches) that are based on kinetic theory, as well as the Friction Theory approach based on macroscopic considerations, and examine their ability to predict the viscosity of dense fluids and fluid mixtures.

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Print publication date
19 May 2014
Copyright year
2014
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-677-0
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-525-4
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-149-2