Accession Number : ADD015888

Title :   High Pressure Pump for Electro-Rheological Fluids.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Sep 92, patented 20 Jul 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shiffler, Mark E ; Loy, Luke W

Report Date : 20 Jul 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A high-pressure pump for electro-rheological fluids in which the pump components operate with relatively large clearances and rely on the electro-rheological fluid effect for sealing. Preferably, the electro-rheological effect is induced in the fluid only in the region where a seal between relatively merging pump parts is required to generate a fluid pressure increase.

Descriptors :   *PUMPS, *PATENTS, *PRESSURE SEALS, *FLUID FLOW, CLEARANCES, FLUIDS, HIGH PRESSURE, PUMP COMPONENTS, RHEOLOGY, HYDRAULIC PRESSURE, HYDRAULIC SEALS

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE