Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Karen Lozano
Dr. Hashim S. Mahdi
Dr. Heinrich Foltz
Electrorheological fluids are suspension materials whose rheological behavior changes with an applied voltage. In particular, the material changes from a fluid to a solid behavior with an applied voltage and reverses to its original state when the voltage is removed. This function classifies ER fluids as smart materials. ER fluids may be developed and used as mechanical devices with no mechanical parts such as pumps, actuators, and dampers. Until recently, research was concentrated with micro-particle suspension fluids. This research project investigates the electrorheology of carbon nano-particle suspension.
University of Texas-Pan American
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