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Experimental investigation of static properties of magnetorheological elastomer

Alias, Nor Fazlinda and Asan Gani, Abdul Muthalif and Arpan, Khairul A.M. and Nordin, Nor Hidayati Diana (2017) Experimental investigation of static properties of magnetorheological elastomer. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction of Mechanical Engineering. ISSN 2228-6187 (In Press)

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Abstract

Magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) is a type of smart material made of natural or synthetic rubber filled with micron-sized magnetic particles. Its shear modulus and elasticity can be controlled by applying an external magnetic field. In this study, a mounting system model is used to obtain displacement transmissibility factor. In the experimental analysis, three different MRE samples are manufactured by varying the percentage of magnetic par- ticles. The experimental investigations are carried out to characterize the quasi-static properties of these MREs by attaching them with universal testing machine in com- pression and tensile mode. In both modes, different cur- rents and velocities are applied to the samples. From the experimental results, a proportional relationship has been observed among the resisting force from MREs and applied excitation current, displacement and velocity. In most cases, the force has increased with the increasing per- centage of magnetic particles in the sample. However, the highest force is obtained from the sample with 30% mag- netic particles, at 2 A current and velocity of 4 mm/min. The results observed in this research would be useful for vibration control in applications such as engine mounting system.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3352/59671
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quasi-static properties, Mounting system model, Magnetorheological elastomer, Transmissibility factor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Ts. Dr Asan Gani Abdul Muthalif
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 14:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59671

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