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An electrorheological (ER) suspension is made up of an insulating liquid medium embodying both a semi-conductive particulate fabric or a semi-conductive liquid fabric (usually a liquid crystal material). due to the fact that its mechanical homes could be simply managed over a variety (almost from a natural liquid to a solid), the ER fluid can be utilized as an electrical and mechanical interface in a variety of business components, for instance, within the car commercial for grab, brake and damping structures and in robot arm joints and arms. moreover, the ER strategy can be utilized to manufacture complicated practical fabrics corresponding to photonic crystals, shrewdpermanent inks, and heterogeneous polymer composites. the most important goal of Electrorheological Fluids is to offer a finished survey at the ER suspensions in time period of screening excessive functionality ER fabrics, actual mechanisms of the ER impression, and the functions of ER know-how.

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52) and (54) is similar to that predicted with the KreigerDougherty equation at low particle volume fractions, and similar to that predicted with the Frankel-Acrivos equation at high particle volume fractions. Since the Eq. (37), Eq. 26, present a similar viscosity behavior, the relative viscosity predicted with those equations are re-plotted against the particle volume fraction in Figure 10 for magnifying the difference between them. All those equations except Eq. (41) reduce to 1 when the particle volume fraction approaches to zero.

A systematic review, covering both previous achievements and recent findings, would be very helpful for people who want to get into this interesting field and for those who already are involved and want to gain a systematic understanding of ER technology. The purpose of this book is to give an overview of this emergent research field, from materials preparation to the understanding of physical mechanism, and to the potential practical applications. The viscosities of pure liquids and colloidal suspensions with and without an external electric field are presented in Chapter 2.

2 times and levels off at high electric fields. Successive purification may lead to the diminishing of the ER effect. 58x10"6 S/cm vs. the electric field strength. The broken line is electric current. Reproduced with permission from E. N. Andrade, C. Dodd, Roy. Soc. London Proc. A 187(1946)296 The frequency of the applied electric field was found to have a deep impact on the ER effect of liquids. The normalized Ar|/r| of chloroform is plotted in Figure 5. There is a critical frequency, above which there is no detectable ER effect.

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