Design, testing and model validation of an MR squeeze-flow vibration damper

ND Sims, R Stanway, AR Johnson, PH Mellor

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Ongoing research at the University of Sheffield is currently concerned with the design and construction of magneto- rheological (MR) squeeze-flow vibration damper. Previous work has demonstrated the feasibility of employing such a device as the key component in a controllable vibration isolator. The work also demonstrated the inadequacies of existing mathematical models which do not account for the observed behavior of MR fluids in squeeze flow. In parallel with investigations into the behavior of MR dampers, a collaborative programme between the Universities of Liverpool and Sheffield is also in progress. Here attention is focussed on ER fluids in squeeze-flow and a new test facility has been constructed for use in the development and validation of mathematical models. It is anticipated that this collaborative programme will assist in the development of both ER and MR squeeze-flow models. In this paper, the authors present a summary of progress to date.
Translated title of the contributionDesign, testing and model validation of an MR squeeze-flow vibration damper
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Structures and Materials 2001: Damping and Isolation, Newport Beach, CA, USA, 5 March
EditorsInman , J Daniel
Pages111 - 120
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2001

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Other identifier: 9780819440174


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