Dynamic shear response of hard versus soft magnetic magnetoactive elastomers

K. Anderson, R. Bravoco, W. Hargrave, J. Roche, P. Von Lockette, S. E. Lofland

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This work uses dynamic shearing experiments to examine S- (soft magnetic) and H- (hard magnetic) magnetoactive elastomers of four different types. The aligned materials had larger shear stiffness, and all materials but the unaligned H material displayed increased stiffness with magnetic field. All four types showed generally the same damping ratio with no strong trends across material types. We discuss these results in terms of shearing forces arising due to magnetic torques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number025022
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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