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2.3 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The damping property of magnetorheological (MR) elastomers is characterized by a modified dynamic mechanical-magnetic coupled analyzer. The influences of the external magnetic flux density, damping of the matrix, content of iron particles, dynamic strain and driving frequency on the damping properties of MR elastomers were investigated experimentally. The experimental results indicate that the damping properties of MR elastomers greatly depend on the interfacial slipping between the inner particles and the matrix. Different from general composite materials, the interfacial slipping in MR elastomers is affected by the external applied magnetic field.
L. Chen, Gong, X.L. & Li, W.H. (2008) Damping of Magnetorheological Elastomers. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics, 21(6): 567-572, 2008. doi:10.1088/1674-0068/21/06/581-5