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On the properties of magnetorheological elastomers in shear mode: Design, fabrication and characterization

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On the properties of magnetorheological elastomers in shear mode: Design, fabrication and characterization

Dargahi, Ashkan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1382-0502, Sedaghati, Ramin and Rakheja, Subhash (2018) On the properties of magnetorheological elastomers in shear mode: Design, fabrication and characterization. Composites Part B: Engineering . ISSN 13598368 (In Press)

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Abstract

Magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) are novel class of magneto-active materials comprised of micron-sized ferromagnetic particles impregnated into an elastomeric matrix, which exhibit variable stiffness and damping properties in a reversible manner under the application of an external magnetic field. Characterization of highly complex behavior of these active composites is a fundamental necessity to design adaptive devices based on the MREs. This study is mainly concerned with in-depth experimental characterizations of static and dynamic properties of different types of MREs using methods defined in related standards. For this purpose, six different types of MRE samples with varying contents of rubber matrix and ferromagnetic particles were fabricated. The static characteristics of the samples were experimentally evaluated in shear mode as a function of the magnetic flux density. The particular MRE sample with highest iron particles content (40% volume fraction) was chosen for subsequent dynamic characterizations under broad ranges shear strain amplitude (2.5–20%), excitation frequency (0.1–50 Hz) and applied magnetic flux densities (0–450 mT). The results revealed nearly 1672% increase in the MRE storage modulus under the application of a magnetic flux of 450 mT, which confirms the potential of the novel fabricated MRE for control of vibration and noise in various engineering applications.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Dargahi, Ashkan and Sedaghati, Ramin and Rakheja, Subhash
Journal or Publication:Composites Part B: Engineering
Date:27 September 2018
Funders:
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.09.080
Keywords:Magnetorheological elastomer; Fabrication; Characterization; Shear; Elastic and loss moduli
ID Code:984569
Deposited By: MONIQUE LANE
Deposited On:04 Oct 2018 18:34
Last Modified:04 Oct 2018 18:34

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