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Engineering with ER fluids: a design methodology based upon generalised fluid data
Author(s): David J. Peel; Roger Stanway; William A. Bullough
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Paper Abstract

An effective design methodology for ER devices requires reliable data to characterize the behavior of the ER fluid as distinct from the test device. In this paper the authors describe a technique they have used for generating ER fluid data so that it can be used to predict the performance of different types and sizes of device operating with the test fluid. The application of the technique is then illustrated using a problem of current industrial interest: namely the dynamic modeling of a controllable vibration damper for vehicle suspension applications.

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Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237132
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David J. Peel, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Roger Stanway, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
William A. Bullough, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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