Theory of Dilute Electro-Rheological Fluids
The stress versus rate of strain relationship for a dilute suspension of conducting spherical particles in a dielectric fluid is worked out under conditions of simple steady shearing flow in a transverse electric field. The relationship is found to be nonlinear and multivalued so that under certain simple circumstances hysteresis and catastrophic changes in stress or strain rate can occur. The work is of interest in the general study of electro-rheological fluids.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A
- Pub Date:
- August 1991