About this Research Topic
In the last two decades, several classes of smart materials have drawn significant attention in a broad range of engineering applications because of their unique and useful actuator and sensor properties. This Research Topic covers smart materials, whose rheological properties are controlled by external stimuli, known as electrorheological (ER) fluids and magnetorheological (MR) materials. These smart materials are being actively studied because of their salient material properties such as fast response time and reversibility.
Therefore, in this Research Topic, both review and original research articles will be published focusing on the development of advanced materials, microscopic material characterization, constitutive modelling, as well as applications to various devices and systems such as vehicle suspension systems and controllable haptic masters.
Keywords: Electrorheological Fluid, Magnetorheological Materials, Controllable Material Properties, Smart Fluids, Damper System, Vibration Control
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