Continuous media theory for MR fluids in non-shearing flows

J A Ruiz-López, R Hidalgo-Alvarez, J de Vicente

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The enhanced mechanical response of magnetorheological fluids under slow compression has been investigated by means of experiments, theory and particle-level simulations. A wide range of magnetic field strengths (0–354 kA/m), dispersing medium viscosities (20–500 mPacenterdots) and particle concentrations (5–30 vol%) were investigated. Plastic media theory in compressive flow was in good agreement with experimental data. Slight deviations from the theory were associated to the so-called strengthening effect as the yield shear stress could increase during compression. Particle-level simulations were in good agreement with both experiments and simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012057
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberconference 1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2013
Event13th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions - Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 2 Jul 20126 Jul 2012


  • magnetorheological fluids
  • magnetic field
  • compressive flow


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