Homogenization, Numerical Analysis & Optimal Design of MR Fluids
Usually magnetorheological fluids are dispersions of micronic magnetic particles in a carrier liquid. We shall present the basic phenomena related to the numerical description of homogenization for such type of composite structures. Our attention is mainly focused on the prediction of the effective permeabilities that can play a fundamental role in the aggregation of magnetic particles and are responsible for the gelation of the suspension and will allow the suspension to flow. We shall also give some information on the optimal design of the effective permeabilities taking into account the shape of magnetic particles.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
A. Muc and M. Barski, "Homogenization, Numerical Analysis & Optimal Design of MR Fluids", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 1254-1257, 2008