The influences of the material and geometrical properties of sliding plate on ER effect of gel-structured ERF

Satoko Saito, Yasuhiro Kakuwma, Tojiro Aoyama, Katsutoshi Tanaka, Hidenobu Anzai

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Abstract

Electro-rheological Fluid (ERF) is the functional fluid that can change its viscoelastic property by applying electric field. However, ERF shows the sedimentation of the ER particles in long time use, and it caused the unstable ER effect. The Gel-structured ERF (ERG) has been developed to solve this problem. When a metallic flat plate is placed on the ERG sheet, ERG shows the high shear force due to the occurrence of the contact between the gel and the plate in response to the applying electric field (ERG effect). ERG effect can be obtained not only for metallic materials but also non-metallic materials by applying the one-sided electrode, and the ER effect is supposed to be considerably influenced by the material and geometrical properties of flat plate on the ERG sheet. In this study, the influences of the material and geometrical properties of sliding plate are experimentally analyzed from the viewpoint of the relative permittivity, surface roughness and flatness, and the design instruction for the selection of materials and their geometrical issues are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages8-13
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9812771190, 9789812771193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions, ERMR 2006 - Lake Tahoe, NV, United States
Duration: 2006 Jun 182006 Jun 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions

Other

Other10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions, ERMR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe, NV
Period06/6/1806/6/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Saito, S., Kakuwma, Y., Aoyama, T., Tanaka, K., & Anzai, H. (2007). The influences of the material and geometrical properties of sliding plate on ER effect of gel-structured ERF. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions (pp. 8-13). (Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812771209_0002