Robert K. Prud'homme, Alice Chu, Jeffrey Kramer

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This paper provides a working guide to the rheology, and characterization of guar gels. Experimental techniques used to study guar rheology, which include dynamic oscillatory shear measurements and steady shear measurements are described. These measurements and their interpretation are discussed in detail. The rheological instruments used in this study are also described. The preparation of guar samples is detailed. The factors controlling gel rheology, including chemical effects, sample preparation effects, and flow history effects are presented. A model based on the temporary network theories is used to describe the rheology of polymer solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)G. 1-G. 36
JournalAnnual Meeting Papers - American Petroleum Institute, Production Department
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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