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

Author(s): Young-Keun Kim, Jangheon Kim, Daeik Jang, Soohyun Kim, Wonsuk Jung*.

Journal Name: Current Nanoscience

Volume 15 , Issue 3 , 2019

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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-base.

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VOLUME: 15
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Year: 2019
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DOI: 10.2174/1573413714666181023144334
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