Stiffness and damping in Fe, Co, and Ni nanowire-based magnetorheological elastomeric composites

O. Padalka, H. J. Song, N. M. Wereley, J. A. Filer, R. C. Bell

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The stiffness and damping properties of the aligned magnetorheological (MR) elastomer composites filled with 10 wt% Fe, Co, and Ni nanowires were investigated under normalized strain amplitude of 1, 2, and 3%, cyclic deformation frequency of 1 Hz, and magnetic flux density of 0, 0.1, and 0.2 T. The highest values of the dynamic stiffness are observed for the Ni- and the lowest for the Fe-based composites within the whole range of strain amplitude and magnetic flux density. The MR effect on the dynamic stiffness is the most significant for 1% strain amplitude and it almost completely disappears for 3% amplitude for all composites. The equivalent damping coefficient values have maxima for 1% strain amplitude for all composites. These values abruptly drop with an increase of strain amplitude to 2% and only slightly change as strain amplitude is further increased to 3%. The MR effect on the equivalent damping coefficient is high for all composites and strain amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5467603
Pages (from-to)2275-2277
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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