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Control of transtibial prosthetic limb with magnetorheological fluid damper by using a fuzzy PID controller

Nordin, Nor Hidayati Diyana and Abdul Muthalif, Asan Gani and M Razali, M khusyaie (2018) Control of transtibial prosthetic limb with magnetorheological fluid damper by using a fuzzy PID controller. Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration & Active Control, 37 (4). pp. 1067-1078. ISSN 0263-0923

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The damping characteristic of a healthy limb changes throughout the gait cycle. However, for amputees who are wearing mechanically passive damping prosthesis, the lack of ability to change the damping values might expose them to injuriesand health problems. The use of magnetorheological fluid damper in prosthetic limb, which provides wide dynamic range, seems to be able to prevent these conditions from happening, due to its response to the magnetic field. The magnetorheological fluid, a type of smart material that is capable of altering its rheological property, changes its viscosity subjected to the intensity of the external magnetic field. Thus, due to this property, magnetorheological fluid damper covers the advantages of both passive and active dampers. This work explores the implementation of magneto-rheological fluid damper in transtibial (below knee) prosthetic limb utilizing adaptive control techniques via simulation studies. An experimental study was done to observe the relationship of the force generated by the damper to the applied current. In addition, fuzzy-proportional–integral–derivative controller was implemented to ensure that the damper performs well, even at varying frequencies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3352/63512
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetorheological fluid damper, variable damping, prosthetic limb, fuzzy-PID
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Ts. Dr Asan Gani Abdul Muthalif
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 16:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63512

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