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STTR Phase I: Compressible Magnetorheological Fluids

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84883
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637956
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Compressible Magnetorheological Fluids
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637956
Award Amount: $145,806.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a compressible magnetorheological (CMR) fluid. Magnetorheological fluids consist of magnetizable particles suspended in a carrier fluid. The compression of a fluid is the measured change of volume from an applied external force. The CMR fluid, when used in a damper (or a shock absorber) for the suspension system of land vehicles, will be able to simultaneously provide controllable damping and spring effects. The controllable damping comes from the viscosity change (under a magnetic field) of the fluids. Therefore, a damper that contains CMR fluid can replace both the regular passive damper and the spring in the suspension of vehicles. This will result in reduction of weight, increased mobility and controllability of the vehicle's motion; and will prevent roll over, particularly in rough terrains. In the proposed work, the CMR fluids developed will also be characterized in terms of rheological behavior and compressibility.In addition to suspension systems of automobiles, the CMR fluid may be used in off-road vehicles, motorcycles, military high-payload ground vehicles, high speed trains, and recoil systems. The proposed project will also provide graduate students training in multi-disciplinary subjects including chemistry, materials and thermodynamics.

Principal Investigator:

Yanming D. Liu
Mr
7758268868
y.liu@amadinc.com

Business Contact:

Faramarz D. Gordaninejad
PhD
7757846990
faranarz@unr.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMAD
4451 LYNNFIELD WAY 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE Reno, NV 89509

EIN/Tax ID: 880427860
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of Nevada Reno
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Contact: Alan L. Fuchs
Contact Phone: (775) 327-2227
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university