Damping characteristics of MR fluids in low magnetic fields

Hideya Nishiyama, Tadamasa Oyama, Toyohisa Fujita

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The cluster structure is visualized and the physical properties of new two types of nano MR fluids are measured in the applied magnetic fields. Correlating to these measurements, the damping characteristics of an oscillating flat plate immersed in two types of nano MR fluids such as damping amplitude, phase difference, viscous damping coefficient and viscous drag force acted on a flat plate are experimentally clarified, comparing with those of commercial magnetic fluid from the fluiddynamic points of view. It is shown that the resonance of damping amplitude and phase difference are very sensitive to the applied magnetic field, and further the damping effect of MR fluid is about ten times stronger than that of the commercial magnetic fluid even in low magnetic fields of 50-100 Gauss due to the robust cluster formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-836
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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