Michael Modigell, Lars Pape:
Fundamentals of Rheology
In: Helen V. Atkinson (Eds.): Modelling of semi-solid processing, Shaker Verlag, (2), 2008, 21-49
The chapter summarize the background of rheology which is essential when dealing with thixoforming processes. It starts from simple deformations and works through the complex flow properties such as e.g. thixotropy or viscoelasticity. The main experimental measuring devices and material functions are described.