Submit Manuscript  

Article Details


A Study on the Effects of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes on Dynamic Stiffness of Hydrophilic-base Magnetorheological Gel

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Young-Keun Kim, Jangheon Kim, Daeik Jang, Soohyun Kim and Wonsuk Jung*   Pages 319 - 323 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Background: Recently, addition of multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been researched to enhance the rheological properties of magnetorheological (MR) materials of fluid, elastomer and gel. However, there is a lack of study on the effects of MWCNTs on hydrophilic based MR gels (MRG), which have shown a high potential to be applied in smart vibration control systems. Objective: This study is aimed to analyze the effect of MWCNTs on the dynamic stiffness of hydrophilic based MRG. Method: Dynamic stiffness of hydrophilic based MRG was experimentally computed under different magnetic fields and strain amplitudes. Results: Experimental results indicate that the addition of MWCNTs in hydrophilic MRG showed overall degradation of stiffness variation in contradictory to similar research performed on silicon oil based MR gel. Conclusion: These contradictory results reveal that MRGs of hydrophilic base have a different interaction with MWCNTs than hydrophobic oil base.

Keywords:

magnetorheological gel, hybrid composites, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, magnetorheological composites, dynamic stiffness, hydrophilic-basemagnetorheological gel, hybrid composites, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, magnetorheological composites, dynamic stiffness, hydrophilic-base

Affiliation:

Handong Global University, Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, KAIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chungnam National University, School of Mechanical Engineering



Read Full-Text article