Magnetorheological Materials and their Applications
The rheological properties of magnetorheological (MR) materials, such as their viscosity and dynamic modulus, can be tuned or controlled by changing the intensity of the magnetic field using appropriate control schemes. Thanks to their robustness, performance and smart properties, numerous studies have been undertaken on the development of new MR materials, and microscopic and macroscopic modelling approaches. Novel applications include engine mounts and clutch systems in the automotive industry, shock absorbing safety devices for cockpit seats in aerospace, and shock absorption from movement in semi-active human prosthetic legs.
This book introduces magnetorheological fluids and elastomers, and explores their material properties, related modelling techniques and applications in turn. The book offers insights into the relationships between the properties and characterisation of MR materials and their current and future applications, making it useful reading for researchers, engineers and graduate students who work in the field of smart materials and structures.
About the Editors
Seung-Bok Choi is a distinguished fellow professor of mechanical engineering at Inha University, Korea. His research interests are control applications using smart materials such as electro-rheological (ER) fluids, magneto-rheological (MR) fluids, piezoelectric materials and shape memory alloys. He has published more than 520 refereed international journal papers and two books on smart materials and their applications.
Weihua Li is widely recognised as an outstanding researcher and leader in magnetorheological (MR) materials and their engineering applications. He has made substantial contributions to MR materials fabrication and characterisation, rheology, modelling, and innovative engineering applications. Professor Li has published more than 200 journal papers. He is a senior professor and directs the Advanced Manufacturing Research Strength at the University of Wollongong.
Seung-Bok Choi, Weihua Li