Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of Semiactive Control Device: Magnetorheological Damper
Nitin. P. Sherje1, S. V. Deshmukh2

1Prof. Nitin P. Sherje, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. S.V. Deshmukh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering, Wardha (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 11 August 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 August 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2016 | PP: 30-34 | Volume-6 Issue-3, August 2016 | Retrieval Number: C2349086316/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Vibration mitigation with semi-active control device has recently received considerable attention, because of its strong potential to control devices without imposing heavy power demands. This paper presents a design and development of Magnetorheological damper for commercial vehicles and performance evaluation experimentally. Semi-active control devices includes: Magnetorheological (MR) fluid dampers, semi-active stiffness dampers, semi-active tuned liquid column dampers, and piezoelectric dampers. In the last few years, a number of MR fluid-based devices have been researched all over the world. It has become popular in various applications like civil, automobile, biomedical, space shuttle etc. because of its advantages, high strength, Good controllability, wide dynamic range, fast response rate, low energy consumption and simple structure. Hence the work is focused on design and development of Magnetorheological damper considering the commercial vehicle and testing the performance experimentally. It has been observed that the designed damper had wide dynamic range and response. The performance of damper is tested using three different fluids MR1, MR2 and MR3. These fluids are composed by using different carrier fluids, carbonyl iron powder (5 µm) size and additives. The carrier fluids used are low viscosity paraffin oil, silicon oil, synthetic oil and additives used are AP3 Greece and Arosil.
Keywords: MR Damper, Magnetic Potential, Magnetic Coil.

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