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Bingham biplastic analysis of shear thinning and thickening in magnetorheological dampers
Author(s): Glen A. Dimock; Jason E. Lindler; Norman M. Wereley
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Paper Abstract

Magnetorheological (MR) fluids are characterized by dynamic yield stress with the application of a magnetic field. The Bingham plastic model has proven useful in modeling MR fluid properties, as in flow mode dampers. However, certain MR fluids can exhibit shear thinning behavior, wherein the fluid's apparent plastic viscosity decreases at high strain rates. The Bingham plastic model does not account for such behavior, resulting in over-prediction of equivalent viscous damping. This paper proposes a Bingham biplastic model to account for shear thinning or shear thickening. This approach assumes a bilinear post-yield viscosity, with a critical strain rate specifying the region of high strain rate flow. Furthermore, the model introduces non-dimensional terms to account for the additional parameters associated with shear thinning and thickening. A comparison is made between Bingham plastic and Bingham biplastic force responses to sinusoidal input, and equivalent viscous damping is examined with respect to nondimensional parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3985, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (22 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388847
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Glen A. Dimock, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Jason E. Lindler, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Norman M. Wereley, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3985:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Norman M. Wereley, Editor(s)

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