Temperature and shear rate characteristics of electrorheological gel applied to a clutch

K. Koyanagi, Y. Takata, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, H. Anzai, K. Sakurai, T. Motoyoshi, T. Oshima

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Abstract

This investigation reports the physical characteristics of electrorheological (ER) gels, which are a type of functional material having controlled surface friction. We previously developed slip clutches using ER gels sandwiched between electrodes, and verified their responses and controllability. We newly report the temperature and shear rate characteristics of ER gel in this study because the input and output electrodes of the clutch continuously slip past each other. While the temperature of ER gels increased when energized, the shear stress hardly changed. Instead, wearing and adaptation to the electrode affect the property. The shear rate hardly affected the shear stress in the high-shear-rate region. Conversely, the shear stress depended on the shear rate in the lower region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume412
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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