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