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Appl. Sci. 2016, 6(8), 206; doi:10.3390/app6080206

Complex Fluids in Energy Dissipating Systems

Centro de Estudos de Fenómenos de Transporte, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, CP 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Academic Editor: Fan-Gang Tseng
Received: 19 May 2016 / Revised: 4 July 2016 / Accepted: 15 July 2016 / Published: 25 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Complex Fluids)
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The development of engineered systems for energy dissipation (or absorption) during impacts or vibrations is an increasing need in our society, mainly for human protection applications, but also for ensuring the right performance of different sort of devices, facilities or installations. In the last decade, new energy dissipating composites based on the use of certain complex fluids have flourished, due to their non-linear relationship between stress and strain rate depending on the flow/field configuration. This manuscript intends to review the different approaches reported in the literature, analyses the fundamental physics behind them and assess their pros and cons from the perspective of their practical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: complex fluids; electrorheological fluids; ferrofluids; magnetorheological fluids; electro-magneto-rheological fluids; shear thickening fluids; viscoelastic fluids; energy dissipating systems complex fluids; electrorheological fluids; ferrofluids; magnetorheological fluids; electro-magneto-rheological fluids; shear thickening fluids; viscoelastic fluids; energy dissipating systems
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