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Development of ER fluid-based actuators for rotorcraft flexbeam applications
Author(s): Gopalakrishna M. Kamath; Norman M. Wereley
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Paper Abstract

A numerical study of electrorheological (ER) dampers is presented. Two models, the Newtonian and the Bingham plastic models are used to characterize the ER fluid behavior. Damping performance of two damper configurations, the Moving Electrode and the Fixed Electrode configurations, is studied. The effects of electrode gap sizes, the field strength and the ER fluid model used are quantified. The study provides a basis for design of ER-fluid based dampers.

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Date Published: 8 May 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2443, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (8 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208251
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Gopalakrishna M. Kamath, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Norman M. Wereley, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2443:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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