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Mechanics of supercooled liquids

In a pure liquid, molecules touch one another but change neighbors frequently.  External forces cause the liquid to change shape by viscous flow.  Thermal agitation causes  molecules to undergo self-diffusion.  The two phenomena--viscous flow and self-diffusion--often result from a single rate-limiting process:  molecules change neighbors.  This simple picture is amply confirmed by the Stokes-Einstein relation, which links the viscosity and self-diffusivity for many liquids over wide ranges of temperature.

Surface Based Fluid Cavities, and inflators

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I've been tasked with creating a 3D model of a demo inflatable
structure here in our lab. The goal is to inflate it in ABAQUS, and I
have been making some progress in using the *FLUID CAVITY keyword.
However I'm noticing odd things in my results. I have the pressure of
the gas increase to 4psi in a tabular form, however as I watch the
frame by frame, the stress concentrations on the structure vary oddly,
and the model deforms oddly. Almost as if it was a ball being pressed
back and forth against the floor, expand contract, that kind of deal.

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