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Experimental study of a multi-electrode cylindrical ER fluid damper for in-plane motions
Author(s): Faramarz Gordaninejad; Mehdi Saiidi; Sivakumar Uthiram
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Paper Abstract

Electro-rheological fluid (ERF) shock absorbers are semi- active vibration control devices that utilize ERF to control the damping capacity of the dampers. The focus of this work is on the experimental study of a multi-electrode, cylindrical ERF damper designed for in-plane motion. Several three- electrode ERF dampers are built and tested specifically for vibration damping of in-plane motions. The force-velocity loops were obtained and examined for different voltage levels and electrode lengths.

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Date Published: 9 May 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3045, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation, (9 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274194
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Faramarz Gordaninejad, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Mehdi Saiidi, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Sivakumar Uthiram, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3045:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation
L. Porter Davis, Editor(s)

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