Dynamic blocked transfer stiffness method of characterizing the magnetic field and frequency dependent dynamic viscoelastic properties of MRE

Umanath R. Poojary, Sriharsha Hegde, K. V. Gangadharan

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Magneto rheological elastomer (MRE) is a potential resilient element for the semi active vibration isolator. MRE based isolators adapt to different frequency of vibrations arising from the source to isolate the structure over wider frequency range. The performance of MRE isolator depends on the magnetic field and frequency dependent characteristics of MRE. Present study is focused on experimentally evaluating the dynamic stiffness and loss factor of MRE through dynamic blocked transfer stiffness method. The dynamic stiffness variations of MRE exhibit strong magnetic field and mild frequency dependency. Enhancements in dynamic stiffness saturate with the increase in magnetic field and the frequency. The inconsistent variations of loss factor with the magnetic field substantiate the inability of MRE to have independent control over its damping characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-313
Number of pages13
JournalKorea Australia Rheology Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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