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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A fluid described by the two-parameter rheological model of a pseudoplastic fluid, or a fluid whose viscosity decreases as shear rate increases. Water-base polymer muds, especially those made with XC polymer, fit the power-law mathematical equation better than the Bingham plastic or any other two-parameter model. Power-law fluids can be described mathematically as follows: