that is a great article.
i actually have access to a $20K brookfield rheometer on a daily basis and have thought of doing the same type of tests, but in more detail in an effort to get true rheological data, and not just viscosity. we assume the oil to be silicone and a newtonian fluid, but any type of blending could change that some.
i would be curious to see if there have been any track testing, full scale or otherwise, that was done with shear thinning or thickening fluids used for dampening. ie: it gets thicker or thinner with increasing piston velocity. any thoughts?
i wish trinity was tested. it is like 20% lighter than associated given the same value on the package. not a big deal as long as it is repeatable.
very nice find.