Modeling electro-rheological materials using the theory of mixtures Conference Paper uri icon


  • Mixture theory is an ideal vehicle for describing the mechanics of electro-rheological materials that are suspensions of particles in a non-conducting fluid. The theory allows us to account for the relative motion between the particles and the fluid and the various interaction mechanisms that come into play. Here, we present a brief discussion of the basic theoretical methodology. A detailed presentation of the modeling can be found elsewhere.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajagopal, K. R., Yalamancchili, R. C., & Wineman, A. S.

publication date

  • December 1993