Study on the Saturation Properties of Silicone Oil-Based Magnetorheological Fluids in Mechanical Engineering

Dongdong Wang1, 2, Xinhua Liu*, 2, 3, Lifeng Wang2, Yankun Ren2, Qiuxiang Zhang2
1 Xuyi Mine Equipment and Materials R&D Center, China University of Mining & Technology, Huai’an 211700, China
2 School of Mechatronic Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China
3 The State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou310027, China

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In this paper some saturation properties of silicone oil-based magnetorheological fluids in mechanical engineering were researched and discussed by theoretical analysis and experiments. Firstly, experiment materials and preparation process of silicone oil-based magnetorheological fluids were presented. Secondly, magnetic-field saturation, particles saturation and added nano-particles saturation were elaborated. Finally, the influence of these properties on magnetorheological fluids properties were discussed to provide references for parameter design of magnetorheological fluids preparation and mechanical engineering.

Keywords: Added nano-particles, magnetic field, magnetic particles, saturation properties, silicone oil-based magnetorheological fluids.