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The Modelling of Hysteresis in Magnetorheological Dampers Using a Generalised Prandtl-Ishlinskii Approach

[+] Author Affiliations
Kun Wang, Ying Zhang, Richard W. Jones

University of Southern Denmark, So̸nderborg, Denmark

Paper No. SMASIS2010-3672, pp. 437-442; 6 pages
  • ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, September 28–October 1, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4415-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3886-0
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


The major drawback of magnetorheological dampers (MR) lies in their non-linear and hysteretic force-velocity response. To take full advantage of the operating characteristics of these devices a high fidelity model is required for control analysis and design. In this contribution the ability of a generalised PI operator-based model to represent the characteristics of a commercially available MR damper is examined. This approach allows the user to define the PI operator to best match the hysteresis characteristics. For the MR damper the force-velcoity hysteresis characteristic is ‘S’ shaped and constrained. Two possibilities will be examined here for the generalised play operator; an hyperbolic tan function and a symmetric sigmoid function.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Dampers , Modeling



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