This work analyses the shear behavior of magnetorheological elastomers (MRE), a class of smart materials which presents interesting magneto-mechanical properties. In order to determine the effect of several variables at a time, a design of experiment approach is adopted. A set of several samples of MRE was manufactured, by varying the weight fraction of ferromagnetic material inside the viscoelastic matrix and the isotropicity of the material, by adding an external magnetic field while the elastomeric matrix was still liquid. The mechanical behavior of each sample was analyzed by conducting cyclic tests at several shear rates, both with and without an external magnetic field. Moreover, in order to estimate the maximum shear stress, the specimens were loaded monotonically up to failure. Shear stiffness, maximum shear stress and specific dissipated energy were calculated on the basis of the experimental data. The results were analyzed using an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to assess the statistical influence of each variable. The experimental results highlighted a strong correlation between the weight fraction of ferromagnetic material in each sample and its mechanical behavior. Moreover, the dissipated energy of the MRE drops down when the magnetic field stiffens the behavior or the shear rate increases. The ultimate failure shear stress is strongly affected by the external magnetic field, increasing it by nearly 50%. The ANOVA on the results provides a simple phenomenological model is built for each output variable and it is compared with the experimental tests. These models produce a fast and fairly accurate prediction of each analyzed response of the MRE under various shear rates and applied magnetic fields.
Magnetorheological elastomers characterization under shear loading up to failure: A magneto-mechanical multivariate analysis / Spaggiari, A.; Bellelli, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1045-389X. - (2020), pp. 1045389X2096316-1045389X2096317.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Titolo:||Magnetorheological elastomers characterization under shear loading up to failure: A magneto-mechanical multivariate analysis|
|Autore/i:||Spaggiari, A.; Bellelli, A.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X20963169|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85092139556|
|Citazione:||Magnetorheological elastomers characterization under shear loading up to failure: A magneto-mechanical multivariate analysis / Spaggiari, A.; Bellelli, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1045-389X. - (2020), pp. 1045389X2096316-1045389X2096317.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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