Rheologica Acta

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 899–908 | Cite as

Study of magnetorheological fluids at high shear rates

Original contribution

Abstract

The tunable rheological properties of magnetorheological (MR) materials at high shear rates are studied using a piston-driven flow-mode-type rheometer. The proposed method provides measurement of the apparent viscosity and yield stress of MR fluids for a shear rate range of 50 to 40,000 s−1. The rheological properties of a commercial MR fluid, as well as a newly developed MR polymeric gel, and a ferrofluid-based MR fluid are investigated. The results for apparent viscosity and dynamic and static shear stresses under different applied magnetic fields are reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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