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Optimal design of magneto-rheological damper comparing different configurations by finite element analysis

Ferdaus, Mohammad Meftahul and Rashid, Muhammad Mahbubur and Hassan, Muhammad Hasibul and Rahman, Mohammed Ataur (2014) Optimal design of magneto-rheological damper comparing different configurations by finite element analysis. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 28 (9). pp. 3667-3677. ISSN 1976-3824 (O), 1738-494X (P)

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Abstract

Magnetorheological (MR) damper is one of the most advanced applications of semi active damper in controlling vibration. Due to its continuous controllability in both on and off state its practice is increasing day by day in the vehicle suspension system. MR damper’s damping force can be controlled by changing the viscosity of its internal magnetorheological fluids (MRF). But still there are some problems with this damper such as MR fluid’s sedimentation, optimal design configuration considering all components of the damper. In this paper both 2-D Axisymmetric and 3-D model of MR Damper is built and finite element analysis is done for design optimization. Different configurations of MR damper piston, MR fluid gap, air gap and Dampers housing are simulated for comparing the Dampers performance variation. From the analytical results it is observed that among different configurations single coil MR damper with linear plastic air gap, top and bottom chamfered piston end and medium MR fluid gap shows better performance than other configurations by maintaining the same input current and piston velocity. Further an experimental analysis is performed by using RD-8041-1 MR Damper. These results are compared with the optimized MR Damper’s simulation results, which are clearly validating the simulated results.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5486/38604
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetorheological damper Axisymmetric Optimal Finite element ANSYS
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 16:46
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 19:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38604

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