6. Foam Rheology

  1. Paul Stevenson
  1. Nikolai D. Denkov1,
  2. Slavka S. Tcholakova1,
  3. Reinhard Höhler2 and
  4. Sylvie Cohen-Addad2

Published Online: 8 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119954620.ch6

Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Denkov, N. D., Tcholakova, S. S., Höhler, R. and Cohen-Addad, S. (2012) Foam Rheology, in Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications (ed P. Stevenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119954620.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

  2. 2

    Université Paris 6, Paris, France, and Université Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660805

Online ISBN: 9781119954620



  • foam rheology;
  • rheological properties, elasticity, plasticity, and viscosity;
  • foam extrusion, through nozzles and slits;
  • foam rheology, challenging scientific problem;
  • foam deformation and flow;
  • theoretical models, and foam visco-elasticity;
  • shear modulus of particle-laden foams;
  • shear strain solid-like to fluid-like behaviour, or ‘yielding’;
  • foam rheology, coupling between elastic and viscous effects;
  • coupling between foam structure and flow


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Main Experimental and Theoretical Approaches

  • Foam Visco-elasticity

  • Yielding

  • Plastic Flow

  • Viscous Dissipation in Steadily Sheared Foams

  • Foam–Wall Viscous Friction

  • Conclusions

  • Abbreviations

  • Acknowledgement

  • References