Design of a Novel Damping-Controllable Damper for Suspension Systems
Conventional oil dampers are non-controllable passive dampers because the viscosity of the fluid used is not wide-range variable. By using magneto-rheological fluid (MRF), MRF damper has excellent performance for variable-damping applications. Due to the single-coil design in the general MRF damper, the obtained damping from MR effect is not quite large. This research provides a high-damping MRF damper by adopting multi-pole coil and special polarization configuration. The simulated results show that the new MRF damper has good performance in the magnetic field and damping. Compared with a similar-size general single-coil MRF damper, this new MRF damper can get 47% higher performance under the same operating conditions.
Xiaodong Zhang, Zhijiu Ai, Prasad Yarlagadda and Yun-Hae Kim
Y. J. Shiao and Y. K. Huang, "Design of a Novel Damping-Controllable Damper for Suspension Systems", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 338, pp. 622-625, 2011