electrorheological fluid


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electrorheological fluid

[i¦lek·trō‚rē·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ′flü·əd]
(physical chemistry)
A colloidal suspension of finely divided particles in a carrier liquid, usually an insulating oil, whose rheological properties are changed through an increase in resistance when an electric field is applied.
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The major components that comprise LBA are the following: magnetorheological fluid (MRF), shear thickening fluid, and electrorheological fluid.
8] used the finite element and harmonic balance methods to calculate the instability regions of the sandwich beam with an electrorheological fluid core subjected to an axial dynamic force.
It is realized in [2, 3] by controlling of the relief on the plane by electrorheological fluid (ERF).
Ruzicka, Electrorheological Fluid, Modeling and Mathematical Theory, SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 2000.
Hogan has focused on using an electrorheological fluid, which resembles liquid crystals.
Two-dimensional Braille readers based on electrorheological fluid valves controlled by electric field // Mechatronics.
They have also demonstrated that the lower resonant frequencies can be increased by 50 to 100 percent by increasing the shear modulus of the electrorheological fluid that couples the face sheets of the sandwich plate.
PHOTO : electrorheological fluid reveals a random particle structure (left).
Electrorheological fluids change their mechanical properties dramatically when an external electric field is applied, so the variable exponent settings are natural for their modelling.
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Shaw is also a noted polymer rheologist; his contributions include the development of models for relating rheological properties to molecular weight distribution, fundamental studies of the rheology of liquid crystalline polymers and electrorheological fluids.