Compression Resistance of Magnetorheological Fluid
The ability of magnetorheological(MR) fluids to resist compression in the direction of magnetic field was tested to investigate the quasi-static squeezing process of MR fluids. A experiment setup was designed and fabricated to test the compression characteristics. Under the different magnetic flux density, the curves of the MR fluids were studied for yield stress versus compression stress, compression stress versus compression strain. The compression resistance of MRF was then measured for the different magnetic flux density for comparison with the shear yield strength of the same magnetic field. The results showed that the compression resistance of the MRF was much stronger than its shear yield stress for the same magnetic field strength conditions. The compression resistance of MRF can be utilized to design new magnetorheological devices.
H. Wang, B.J. Zhang, X.Z. Liu, D.Z. Luo, S.B. Zhong
H. Y. Wang et al., "Compression Resistance of Magnetorheological Fluid", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 143-144, pp. 624-628, 2011