Accession Number : ADD016238

Title :   Stratified Carrier Electroviscous Fluids and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Jan 92, patented 22 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reitz, Ronald P

Report Date : 22 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An improved electroviscous fluid formulated with discrete fluids of diverse densities, characterized in that settling of aggregate in functional apparatus is diminished. Aggregate particles having a density between the density of two fluids migrate to the boundary layer of the fluids when the fluids are at rest. By appropriately selecting the volume of the fluids in functional apparatus, the electroviscous fluid aggregate is placed in position for more immediate response when the apparatus is activated by electrical energy.

Descriptors :   *FLUIDS, *PATENTS, *ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, *VISCOSITY, *STRATIFICATION, BOUNDARY LAYER, DENSITY, LAYERS, PARTICLES, RESPONSE, REST, VOLUME, DIELECTRICS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE