MR fluid-based damping force control for vehicle cabin vibration suppression

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The goals of the research contribution presented in this paper were to gather knowledge on the dynamic properties of adjustable magnetorheological fluid (MR fluid) dampers, to test and compare semi-active skyhook and fuzzy control algorithms and to gain expertise in the practical application of MR dampers and semi-active control methods. The research work included dynamic loading tests of a single MR damper to characterise dynamic damper force behaviour, plus computer simulations to design and compare different control system approaches. In the final phase, laboratory test bench measurements for a tractor cabin assembly equipped with MR dampers and a control system were conducted to test alternative control schemes and the complete system. The main conclusion is that the MR fluid-based semi-active vibration control system is a feasible new technique. It includes promising features for various suspension needs in mobile machines, for which better performing and cost-effective alternatives for rigid joints and passive suspension are required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart materials and structures
Subtitle of host publicationVTT Research Programme 2000-2002
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6279-8
ISBN (Print)951-38-6278-X
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSmart materials and structures: VTT Research Program 2000–2002 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 4 Dec 20024 Dec 2002

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


SeminarSmart materials and structures

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