Volume 9, Issue 1 (January 2012)

    Magnetic Particles Effects on Shear Performance in MR Fluid

    (Received 23 March 2011; accepted 25 August 2011)

    Published Online: 2011

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Magneto-rheological (MR) fluids, as smart fluids, are suspensions of micron-sized magnetic particles, such as iron particles or cobalt, in a silicone or hydraulic oil carrier fluid, which can change from the liquid state to a semi-solid state in several milliseconds in the external magnetic field. In this paper, the produced chain, which will give rise to the MR effect, is investigated by the magnetic force between two particles, the relationship between the produced shear torque, and magnetic particles are proposed. A set of testing systems, including the plate-on-plate MR fluid shearing test rig, is built to study the percentage of magnetic particles in MR fluid. The magnetic field in the gap, before and after the gap is added with MR fluid, is investigated by measuring and calculating. The results validate the effect of the content of magnetic particles in MR fluid on the shear performance.


    Author Information:

    Liu, X. H.
    School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology,

    Yao, X. Y.
    Chongqing Univ.,

    Li, F.
    School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology,

    Fu, Z. M.
    School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology,


    Stock #: JAI103640

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI103640

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    Title Magnetic Particles Effects on Shear Performance in MR Fluid
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee A06