Application of Oobleck as a Speed Breaker
S. Revathi1, A. Senthil Kumar2

1S. Revathi*, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India.
2A.Senthil Kumar, UG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on February 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 884-886 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7358038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7358.038620

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Abstract: A fluid in which the shear stress is directly proportional to strain, then it is termed as a Newtonian law of viscosity. If a fluid which does not obeys this law, then it is named as a Non -Newtonian fluid and Oobleck is one of the non -Newtonian fluid i.e.., (shear stress is indirectly proportional to the velocity gradient) and Oobleck is made by mixing the corn starch and boiled water in the appropriate ratio of 1:1.25 to get the non -Newtonian fluid property. Then, the mixture made is stored in water proofing packaging material i.e., Kevlar fiber and it is used as replacement of existing conventional speed breaker. The aim of this project is to apply the Oobleck mixture for a speed breaker, study about it’s characteristics and compare it with Conventional as well as plastic speed breaker. It plays a major role in controlling the speed of the vehicle and helps in preventing the accidents. The Oobleck is stored as a packing material in Kevlar fiber which retains the properties of the inner material forever and is having low thermal conductivity and chemical reactivity. The result indicates that the usage of Oobleck in speed breaker is sensitive to the speed of the vehicles and cost of manufacturing Oobleck speed breaker is comparatively lower than the conventional speed breaker.
Keywords: Speed Breaker, Oobleck, Corn Starch, Traffic.
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