Preparation of magnetorheological elastomers and their slip-free characterization by means of parallel-plate rotational rheometry

by jppelteret

Authors: B. L. Walter, J-P. Pelteret, J. Kaschta, D. W. Schubert and P. Steinmann

A systematic study is presented to highlight a methodology of sample preparation and subsequent slip-free characterization of magnetorheological (MR) elastomers in parallel-plate rotational rheometry. Focusing on the magnetic field-dependent nonlinear viscoelastic behavior an array of oscillatory strain sweep measurements is conducted with samples cured within the rheometer.
The examined nonlinear material response (i.e. the amplitude dependence of the storage and loss moduli) as a function of the applied magnetic field is found to be qualitatively similar to the amplitude dependence of particle reinforced elastomers (i.e. the Payne effect). Therefore, the experimental data (both moduli) is decomposed similar to that for reinforced elastomers and a phenomenological model is formulated for both the storage and loss modulus to account for the physical mechanisms governing the nonlinear material characteristics.
Parameter identification suggests that the material response at low magnetic fields is dominated by the polymeric network whereas the strong magneto-reinforced microstructure governs the linear and nonlinear viscoelastic behavior at high magnetic fields. The overall experimental outcome further suggests that the underlying concept of the phenomenological model for particle reinforced elastomers (i.e. destruction and reformation of the filler network) can be transfered to magnetorheological materials. Consequently, the proposed phenomenological model can be applied to quantify and further analyze the nonlinear response characteristics of MR elastomers (i.e. the amplitude dependence of the storage and loss modulus as a function of the applied magnetic field) that is closely linked to microstructural changes of the magnetizable particle network. [1]

[1] [doi] B. L. Walter, J-P. Pelteret, J. Kaschta, D. W. Schubert, and P. Steinmann, “Preparation of magnetorheological elastomers and their slip-free characterization by means of parallel-plate rotational rheometry,” Smart Materials and Structures, 2017.
[Bibtex]
@Article{walter2017c-preprint,
author = {Walter, B. L. and Pelteret, J-P. and Kaschta, J. and Schubert, D. W. and Steinmann, P.},
title = {Preparation of magnetorheological elastomers and their slip-free characterization by means of parallel-plate rotational rheometry},
journal = {Smart Materials and Structures},
year = {2017},
note = {Accepted},
abstract = {A systematic study is presented to highlight a methodology of sample preparation and subsequent slip-free characterization of magnetorheological (MR) elastomers in parallel-plate rotational rheometry. Focusing on the magnetic field-dependent nonlinear viscoelastic behavior an array of oscillatory strain sweep measurements is conducted with samples cured within the rheometer.
The examined nonlinear material response (i.e. the amplitude dependence of the storage and loss moduli) as a function of the applied magnetic field is found to be qualitatively similar to the amplitude dependence of particle reinforced elastomers (i.e. the Payne effect). Therefore, the experimental data (both moduli) is decomposed similar to that for reinforced elastomers and a phenomenological model is formulated for both the storage and loss modulus to account for the physical mechanisms governing the nonlinear material characteristics.
Parameter identification suggests that the material response at low magnetic fields is dominated by the polymeric network whereas the strong magneto-reinforced microstructure governs the linear and nonlinear viscoelastic behavior at high magnetic fields. The overall experimental outcome further suggests that the underlying concept of the phenomenological model for particle reinforced elastomers (i.e. destruction and reformation of the filler network) can be transfered to magnetorheological materials. Consequently, the proposed phenomenological model can be applied to quantify and further analyze the nonlinear response characteristics of MR elastomers (i.e. the amplitude dependence of the storage and loss modulus as a function of the applied magnetic field) that is closely linked to microstructural changes of the magnetizable particle network.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-665X/aa6b63},
file = {walter2017c-preprint.pdf:PDF/walter2017c-preprint.pdf:PDF},
keywords = {magnetorheological elastomers (MREs), field-responsive materials, large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS), magnetorheometry, magneto-induced Payne effect},
owner = {Jean-Paul Pelteret},
timestamp = {2017.03.07},
}