Normalized method for comparing tensile behaviors of electrorheological fluids

Tian, Yu; Zou, Qian
June 2003
Applied Physics Letters;6/30/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 26, p4836
Academic Journal
Tensile behaviors of electrorheological (ER) fluids over a wide applied field range have been determined. Normalized tensile stress and the normalized electric field have been proposed to compare the elongations of ER fluids under different conditions. This clearly showed the nature of the stress-strain curves under different initial electric fields and the structure effect during the elongations. Corresponding to the tensile behavior change, the exponent of tensile yield stress versus electric field was also found to vary in different initial field range.


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