Analysis and Experimental Study on Rheological Performances of Magnetorheological Fluids
Silicone-based Magnetorheological Fluids (MRFs) were prepared with 10% volume fraction of carbonyl iron powder. Rheometer Physica MCR 301 was used to test the rheological performances of MRFs.The experimental results show Bingham model and Casson model could well describe rheological behaviors of MRFs. Shear stress of MRFs increases but apparent viscosity is significantly decreased and tends to be stable with the increase of shear rate in the presence of magnetic field. The results also show that MRFs are shear thinning fluids. The dependence of shear stress on magnetic field was tested under the condition of constant shear rate and increasing magnetic field, shear stress of MRFs increases remarkably.