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The effect of electric field direction on the-shear stress of ER fluids

Wang, Z., Lin, Z. F. and Tao, R. B. (1996) The effect of electric field direction on the-shear stress of ER fluids. Acta Physica Sinica, 45 (4). pp. 640-647. ISSN 1000-3290

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The effect of the direction of external electric field on the shear stress of an ER fluid has been studied by molecular-dynamics simulation. Due to the formation of inclined chains, the shear stress strongly depends on the direction of the field, and it may be very large under some special field direction. And theoretical model of ideal microstructure of ER fluids has proved this result. Thus the ER effect may be greatly enhanced just by choosing an optimum direction for the field without any additional requirement, suggesting a promising way to the practical application of ER fluids.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:38037
Publisher:Chinese Physical Soc

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