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Experimental Investigation on Vibration Damping Characteristics of Magnetorheological Damper

[+] Author Affiliations
Ming Cheng, Zhaobo Chen

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

S. Nima Mahmoodi

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Paper No. DSCC2018-9214, pp. V003T42A006; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DSCC2018-9214
From:
  • ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Volume 3: Modeling and Validation; Multi-Agent and Networked Systems; Path Planning and Motion Control; Tracking Control Systems; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Application; Unmanned Ground and Aerial Vehicles; Vibration in Mechanical Systems; Vibrations and Control of Systems; Vibrations: Modeling, Analysis, and Control
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 30–October 3, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5191-3
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME

abstract

This paper studies the vibration damping characteristics of a magnetorheological (MR) damper. A single-degree-of-freedom vibration isolation system with pedestal motion containing MR dampers has been experimentally investigated. Results show that the transmissibility at the resonance frequency does not constantly decrease as expected. It gradually decreases at the beginning, then increase unexpectedly as the input current increases. In addition, the resonant frequency of the system increases continuously. In order to explore the mechanism behind the experimental phenomenon, a centralized parameterized model of the MR damper is established. Hardening coefficient, a parameter that characterizes the dynamic characteristics of the MR damper is introduced, and the influence of the structural parameters and dynamic parameters of the MR damper on the hardening coefficient is analyzed. Simultaneously, a dynamic model of the MR damper is derived based on the Bingham model, and the damping characteristics of the MR damper are predicted and compared with the experimental results. Further, based on a simplified and equivalent dynamic model of the system, the relationship between transmissibility of the system and load mass, stiffness, and damping reveals the physical laws behind the experimental phenomenon. Finally, theoretical results are derived and compared with the experimental results, which demonstrates the rationality of the theoretical analysis.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME
Topics: Dampers , Damping , Vibration

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