Chin. Phys. Lett.  1995, Vol. 12 Issue (8): 501-504    DOI:
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Relationship Between the Formation of Clusters in Electrorheological Fluids and Their Fractal Dimension
WU Feng;TANG Xinlu;YANG Yuegui;WANG Xiaohong
Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026
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WU Feng, TANG Xinlu, YANG Yuegui et al  1995 Chin. Phys. Lett. 12 501-504
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Abstract In this paper, the scaling properties of aggregation of particles in electrorheological fluids (ERF) are analyzed. It is found that the cluster size is related to both the space dimension and its fractal dimension, i. e. the structure of cluster. By analyzing the experimental data and the results of computer simulations we have shown that the fractal dimension of the particle clusters in ERF is one for 2-dimensional space and 5/4 for 3-dimensional space.
Keywords: 82.70.-y      83.50.Pk      47.53.+n     
Published: 01 August 1995
PACS:  82.70.-y (Disperse systems; complex fluids)  
  47.53.+n (Fractals in fluid dynamics)  
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