Yield Stress and Time-dependent Rheological Properties of Mango Pulp

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Mango pulp was tested for time-independent and time-dependent flow properties using a coaxial cylinder rheometer. Mango pulp is a pseudoplastic liquid with yield stress, and exhibits thixotropic properties. The yield stress calculated using the Casson or Bingham plastic models, had markedly higher values than those determined by stress relaxation, controlled stress experiments, or from stress-strain plots. The yield stress of mango pulp tested in this experiment was sensitive to temperature and decreased rapidly as temperature increased. The time-dependent model of Weltman was found to be most applicable (|r| geqslant R: gt-or-equal, slanted 0.991, p leqslant R: less-than-or-eq, slant 0.01) for mango pulp.

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