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ten-second gel strength

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

The shear stress measured at low shear rate after a mud has set quiescently for 10 seconds as per the standard API procedure.

See: deflocculated muddirect-indicating viscometerdrill solidsfunnel viscositygel strengthshear-strength measurement testten-minute gel strengthten-minute gel strengththixotropy

X-Y plot of gel strengths.
X-Y plot of gel strengths.