Mathematical modeling of magnetorheological fluids

Brigadnov, I.; Dorfmann, A.
February 2005
Continuum Mechanics & Thermodynamics;Feb2005, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
Magnetorheological (MR) fluids are a class of smart materials whose rheological properties may be rapidly modified by the application of a magnetic field. These materials typically consist of micron-sized ferrous particles dispersed in a fluid. In the present paper, we consider the full system of equations as well as the Clausius-Duhem inequality for moving isotropic MR fluids in an electro-magnetic field. We present the material constitutive relations for a non-Newtonian incompressible MR fluid. To illustrate the validity of the constitutive relations, the flow of a MR fluid between two parallel fixed plates under the influence of a constant magnetic field perpendicular to the flow direction is considered.


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