Accession Number : ADD015885

Title :   Process of Shaping an Electrorheological Solid.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Mar 91, patented 25 May 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reitz, Ronald P

Report Date : 25 May 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Electrorheological solids are compositions which undergo phase change from solid phase to fluid or gel phase when activated by electric field. Objects comprising electrorheological solid compositions can be electrically repaired by electrically inducing solid to fluid phase change. Furthermore, while in fluid phase. the object shape can be altered to render a new object.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *PATENTS, *ELECTROCHEMISTRY, FLUIDS, GELS, PHASE, SHAPE, SOLID PHASES, SOLIDS, VISCOUS FLOW, ALUMINUM, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, LIQUID PHASES

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE