Shear Thickening Fluid: Theory and Applications provides a complete reference on shear thickening fluid (STF) and STF applications for engineers, researchers, and scientists. STF rheology is discussed in terms of several factors, including suspension medium, particle size, particle shape, and environmental conditions. Single-phase STF is discussed, and the novel concept of multi-phase STF is examined by considering various fillers in this smart fluid. Prominent applications of STF are categorized as multi-functional systems, adaptive damping devices, surface finishing operations, and protective structures, and the applications are described by discussing the smart behavior of STF.
Selim Gürgen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at Eskisehir Osmangazi University and the Director of Eskisehir Vocational School. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Gazi University and Middle East Technical University, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Eskisehir Osmangazi University. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Wollongong for a project on smart materials. He was at the University of Aveiro, Portugal on natural composites and worked as a researcher with the School of Transportation at Anadolu University for four years. Before his academic life, he worked as a manufacturing engineer in a joint venture of KMWE-Dutch Aero, the Netherlands for three years. Dr. Gürgen has contributed to several industrial and research projects in collaboration with major organizations such as Fiat Automobiles, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), and the Turkish Air Force. His projects were funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) and the European Union (EU). He has many publications in refereed international journals and conferences and is co-editor of the book Materials, Structures, and Manufacturing for Aircraft (Springer, 2022). He serves as an editorial member for several international journals. His primary area of research is material science, in particular smart fluids and their applications in defense and aerospace applications. His Ph.D. studies were on shear thickening fluid (STF), and many of his projects and publications focus on STF and its applications.