Accession Number : ADA260563

Title :   Electrorheological Fluids: A Structural Approach to Mechanisms.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 89-31 Jul 92,

Corporate Author : CONNECTICUT UNIV STORRS

Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Montgomery T.

Report Date : 02 NOV 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Fibrillation of the particulate phase has been widely observed in ER fluids and has been suggested as a viable mechanism for the ER phenomena. In this work, the author has investigated the roles of particulate properties such as size and shape anisotropy, dielectric constant and dielectric anistropy and conductivity in the structural mechanism of ER fluids. Anhydrous ER fluids based on highly conjugated aromatic polymers were also developed.... Structural mechanisms, ER, Dielectric constant, Dielectric anisotropy, Conductivity, Anhydrous.

Descriptors :   *DIELECTRICS, *ELECTRIC FIELDS, ANISOTROPY, CONDUCTIVITY, CONSTANTS, FLUIDS, PARTICULATES, POLYMERS, WORK.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE