Magneto-sensitive rubber in a noise reduction context: exploring the potential
2005 (English)In: Plastics, rubber and composites, ISSN 1465-8011, E-ISSN 1743-2898, Vol. 34, no 8, 365-371 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In a noise reduction context, magneto-sensitive (MS) rubber is likely to become a. reality in the very near future. This conclusion is reached from the following: a review of the rapidly growing literature on the subject, a discussion around experimentally obtained data on magneto-sensitive rubber, and finally a computer simulation of a MS rubber isolator which seeks to illustrate the utility and great potential of this smart material within the audible frequency range. In contrast to normal rubber, magneto-sensitive rubber contains small iron particles that respond to externally applied magnetic fields, consequently altering the mechanical properties of the rubber. This response increases for small strains strengthening further the link to structure-borne sound applications where displacement amplitudes are usually small; this is borne out by vibration measurements in a running car engine, included for the purpose of placing experimental data on MS rubber in a real context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 34, no 8, 365-371 p.
magneto-sensitive rubber, noise, audible frequency range, magnetorheological elastomers, dependence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15244DOI: 10.1179/174328905x59692ISI: 000233871700005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-28744444327OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-15244DiVA: diva2:333285
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