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Use of electro-rheological fluids for adaptive vibration isolation
Author(s): R. J. Randall
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Paper Abstract

Electro-rheological fluids possess properties which render them particularlysuitable for inclusion as the controllable element in a variable stiffness or damping devicewithin an adaptive vibration isolation system. This paper reports on an experimentalinvestigation into the use of polymethycrylate based ER fluids, in particular in a dashpottype device, with the intention of studying their applicability for use in such a system.Initial effort was expended on dynamic modelling of the fluids using parameter estimationtechniques. The scope of this study was concentrated on variables related to fluidconstituent parts, forcing frequency and temperature.

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Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17772D (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298108
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R. J. Randall, Royal Naval Engineering College (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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