Study of the temperature effect of shear thickening fluid

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2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Page: 833-837

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1255
DOI:
10.1109/aim.2013.6584197
Author(s):
Tian, Tongfei; Li, Weihua; Ding, Jie; Alici, Gursel; Du, Haiping
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tags:
Computer Science; Engineering; temperature; study; effect; thickening; fluid; shear; Science and Technology Studies
conference paper description
This paper presents the study of temperature effect on a shear thickening fluid made of ethylene glycol and fumed silica with a 20% weight fraction. Four typical temperatures, ranging from 20°C to 80°C, were selected to study the shear rate dependence of viscosity. The temperature tests show that the high temperature increases the critical shear rate and lower the shear thickening ratio. A viscosity function is proposed to represent the three characteristic regions in typical shear thickening fluid and to predict the viscosity at different temperatures. © 2013 IEEE.