Accession Number:

ADD018336

Title:

Method for Making a Vibration Dampener of an Electrorheological Material.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 14 Apr 95, patented 29 Oct 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-29

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

There is disclosed a method for making a vibration dampener, the dampener including a body for disposition between two relatively movable members, the body being formed from a carrier of a gel material and particles having electrorheological properties embedded in the carrier with the particles electrically aligned and pseudo-bonded. The dampener is made by passing a current through a mixture of the particles and the carrier while the carrier cures into a gel material.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE