Electrorheological fluid dynamics

Jianwei Zhang, Chun Liu, Ping Sheng

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We present the formulation of a two-phase, electrical-hydrodynamic model for the description of electrorheological fluid dynamics. By considering the energetics of (induced) dipole-dipole interaction between the solid particles in terms of a field variable n(x), we employ the Onsager principle to derive the relevant coupled hydrodynamic equations, together with a continuity equation for n(x). Numerical solution of the relevant equations yields predictions that display very realistic behaviors as seen experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplex Systems - 5th International Workshop on Complex Systems
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event5th International Workshop on Complex Systems - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Sep 25 2007Sep 28 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other5th International Workshop on Complex Systems

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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