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By Cantor B., Grant P., Johnston C. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0750310014

ISBN-13: 9780750310017

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51 Structure of Magnetorheological Fluids............................................................ 54 Electrorheological and Magnetorheological Devices ...................................... 62 Introduction Controllable fluids that change their mechanical properties under the influence of a remote external influence have been known since the mid to late 1940s. Broadly speaking, two classes of such materials exist: these are electrorheological fluids, which change their rheological behavior under the influence of electric fields, and magnetorheological fluids, which change their rheology under the influence of magnetic fields.

Long Fiber Thermoplastic (LFT) A European automotive maker introduced long fiber thermoplastics technology in 1998. First, an intermediate product consisting of polypropylene and 25–80mm glass fibers in length is produced with an extruder. Then, the intermediate product is charged into a molding die and compression molded. 1 Stamping Mold The melted resin from the extruder head is directly charged into the die. Then, the material is compression molded. The molded part has low warpage and high-design flexibility.

The resulting injection-molded nanocomposite polyamide materials show unique characteristics. 4 Polyamide nanocomposites are expected to be applied to module carriers for a range of visible parts. Polypropylene nanocomposites are also being researched. 5 High-Strength Plastic Reinforced by Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)6 Thermoplastic resins are generally recyclable or can be reused for similar applications. However, resins reinforced by glass fibers lose their performance after the granulating process in recycling because of the damage sustained by the reinforcing fibers.

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