Accession Number : ADA256985
Title : High Temperature Smart Sensors and Actuators
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CAPE COD RESEARCH INC EAST FALMOUTH MA
Personal Author(s) : Almeida, Oscar J ; Dixon, Brian G ; Hardin, Jill H ; Sanford, John P ; Walsh, Myles
Report Date : Aug 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : A new class of electroviscous fluids was synthesized and found experimentally to display a 2000% increase in viscosity when placed under electric field strengths on the order of 2 kv/mm. Measured viscosity increases are directly proportional to applied field strength. The effect is very fast and appears to be reversible.
Descriptors : *ELECTRIC FIELDS , *VISCOUS FLOW , *VISCOSITY INDEX , TEMPERATURE , VIBRATION , REVERSIBLE , VISCOSITY , COLLOIDS , ACTUATORS , FLUIDS , HIGH TEMPERATURE , DAMPING
Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE