Electro-Rheology Fluids and Liquid Fuel Flow
Annual rept. 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV AT CARBONDALE DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The goals of this research are to understand and clarify the physical mechanism underlying the electrorheological ER response of fluids and establish an ab initio theory for the phenomenon to study the structure of ER fluids and their properties, to investigate the change of viscosity of ER fluids with an applied electric field to apply the ER phenomenon to liquid fuel flows, to control their viscosity and hence their velocity to examine the necessary theoretical and technique problems associated to the design of a new class of liquid fuel control devices which are based on the ER phenomenon.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Fluid Mechanics