Controllable Magnetoactive Polymer Conduit
A. Diermeier1, D. Sindersberger1, L. Krenkel2, X. C. Rosell3, G. J. Monkman1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 192
Last Page: 200
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-12-192
Article History:Received Date: 13/6/2018
Revision Received Date: 27/8/2018
Acceptance Date: 18/9/2018
Electronic publication date: 23/11/2018
Collection year: 2018
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Magneto-active Polymers (MAP) are smart materials whose mechanical characteristics, such as elastic and shear moduli, may be controllable by means of an externally applied magnetic field.
Various additives may be used to influence the characteristics of the polymer matrix whilst a suspension of soft and/or hard magnetic particles determine the magnetic properties of the composite. Both pre-cure and post-cure magnetization is possible.
A range of control strategies have been investigated for evaluation of the system using fluids of differing kinematic viscosity.
Depending on the degree of magnetic field homogeneity, magneto-deformation and magnetostriction contribute to MAP actuation. This paper presents a novel application in the form of a peristaltic MAP tube system, applicable to flow control and pumping of hemorheological fluids in blood circulatory systems for biomedical research purposes.