Accession Number : ADD018336

Title :   Method for Making a Vibration Dampener of an Electrorheological Material.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 Apr 95, patented 29 Oct 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Maciejewski, Wendell C

Report Date : 29 Oct 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : There is disclosed a method for making a vibration dampener, the dampener including a body for disposition between two relatively movable members, the body being formed from a carrier of a gel material and particles having electrorheological properties embedded in the carrier with the particles electrically aligned and pseudo-bonded. The dampener is made by passing a current through a mixture of the particles and the carrier while the carrier cures into a gel material.

Descriptors :   *VIBRATION ISOLATORS, *PATENTS, VIBRATION, DAMPING, PARTICLES, RHEOLOGY, ELECTRIC CURRENT, CURING, GELS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Fluid Mechanics
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE