Study of PDMS based magnetorheological elastomers

T. F. Tian, X. Z. Zhang, W. H. Li, G. Alici, J. Ding

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The fabrication of conventional magnetorheological elastomers (MRE) is usually taken more than 1 day because the conventional matrixes such as natural rubber and silicone rubber need long curing time to become solid state. This study presents a rapid method for fabricating MRE within 90 minutes by using poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) as the matrix thanks to the rapid curing of PDMS in high temperature. A total of four PDMS based MRE samples were fabricated. Their mechanical and rheological properties under both steady-state and dynamic loading conditions were tested with a parallel-plate rheometer. Additionally, the microstructures of the PDMS based MREs were also observed by SEM and compared with the silicone rubber based MRE.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions, ERMR 2012 - Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 2012 Jul 22012 Jul 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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