Effect of stick-slip on magneto-rheological elastomer with a magnetic field


This study investigated the stick-slip characteristics of a magneto-rheological elastomer (MRE) against an aluminum plate. Herein, the MRE was manufactured, and a stick-slip tester was employed to evaluate the stick-slip performance of the MRE under different velocities and load conditions with and without a magnetic field. The fast Fourier transform (FFT) of the friction force of the stick-slip and the roughness of the aluminum plate surface were calculated to confirm the stick-slip phenomenon. After the tests, the wear surfaces were observed to evaluate the wear properties of the MRE regarding the stick-slip. Results showed that the stick-slip was smaller at lower velocity. At higher velocity, the reduction of the stick-slip under a magnetic field was more clearly observed. Moreover, the wear reduced with reduced stick-slip under a magnetic field.


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This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Korean government (Grant No. NRF-2015R1D1A1A09060901) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy via FY 2015 Korea Institute for the Advancement of technology through Construction Machine R&D Expert Cultivation Program.

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Chenglong LIAN. He received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in 2011 from Howon University, Korea. Now, he is a Ph.D. student in the Advanced Vehicle Design and Control Laboratory of Inha University, Korea. His research interests include tribology of smart material and friction control.

Chul-hee LEE. He received his bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering from Inha University, Korea, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. After then, he received his Ph.D. degree from Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 2006. His current position is a professor and the director of Advanced Vehicle Design and Control Laboratory. His research area covers the transportation vehicle components design and controls, tribology, structural FE analysis and optimization, vehicle dynamic and vibration analysis, and smart system design and control.

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Lian, C., Lee, K., An, J. et al. Effect of stick-slip on magneto-rheological elastomer with a magnetic field. Friction 5, 383–391 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40544-017-0150-1

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  • stick-slip
  • friction
  • wear
  • magneto-rheological elastomer