Synthesis of Magneto Rheological Fluids Using Nickel Particles and Study on Their Rheological Behaviour

  • Vikram G. KambleEmail author
  • H. S. Panda
  • Shreedhar Kolekar
  • T. Jagadeesha
Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)


Magnetorheological fluids are the best options for the many of the problems related to engineering to medical applications. This is the reason why many researchers are concentrated to make their study on these fluids. Fundamental study on these fluids had been considered as the most significant aspect of this field. Till now many researchers made their study on magneto rheological fluid synthesized by using iron (Fe) particles as their magnetic particles. Now in our study we have made an attempt to replace the iron particles by Nickel (2–5 μ) one, silicone oil is used as a carrier oil and oleic acid as surfactant. Prepared MR sample was tested under rheometer for the rheological properties thixotropic and regression analysis is made for different samples.


MR fluids Stress-rate curves Viscosity-shear rate curves Thixotropic fluids Regression analysis 








Fluid stress


Yield stress


Magnetic field


Shear rate




Complex modulus




σx–σy (primary stress difference)


σz–σy (secondary stress difference)

Ψ1 and Ψ2

Stress difference coefficients


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vikram G. Kamble
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. S. Panda
    • 2
  • Shreedhar Kolekar
    • 3
  • T. Jagadeesha
    • 4
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Polymer ResearchDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Ballistic Center, Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) Defence R & D OrganizationBalasoreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSCOEM SataraSataraIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyCalicutIndia

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