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Authors Chougale, S. ; Romeis, D. ; Saphiannikova, M.
Title Field-induced transversely isotropic shear response of ellipsoidal magnetoactive elastomers
Date 15.07.2021
Number 59595
Abstract Magnetoactive elastomers (MAEs) claim a vital place in the class of field-controllable materials due to their tunable stiffness and the ability to change their macroscopic shape in the presence of an external magnetic field. In the present work, three principal geometries of shear deformation were investigated with respect to the applied magnetic field. The physical model that considers dipole-dipole interactions between magnetized particles was used to study the stress-strain behavior of ellipsoidal MAEs. The magneto-rheological effect for different shapes of the MAE sample ranging from disc-like (highly oblate) to rod-like (highly prolate) samples was investigated along and transverse to the field direction. The rotation of the MAE during the shear deformation leads to a non-symmetric Cauchy stress tensor due to a field-induced magnetic torque. We show that the external magnetic field induces a mechanical anisotropy along the field direction by determining the distinct magneto-mechanical behavior of MAEs with respect to the orientation of the magnetic field to shear deformation.
Journal Materials (Open Access)
Wikidata Q108294272
Citation Materials (Open Access) 14 (2021) 3958
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/MA14143958

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