Structural Optimization Design of MR Fluid Clutch


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Magnetorheological (MR) fluids are suspensions of micron sized ferromagnetic particles dispersed in varying proportions of a variety of non-ferromagnetic fluids. MR fluids exhibit rapid, reversible and significant changes in their rheological (mechanical) properties while subjected to an external magnetic field. In this paper, a double-plate magneto-rheological fluid (MRF) clutch with controllable torque output have been designed. Electromagnetic finite element analysis is used to optimize the design of the clutch by using the commercial FEA software ANSYS.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 546-549)

Edited by:

Yafang Han et al.




W. J. Meng et al., "Structural Optimization Design of MR Fluid Clutch", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 1673-1676, 2007

Online since:

May 2007




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