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Magnetorheological fluid shock absorbers for off-highway high-payload vehicles
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development and evaluation of a controllable, semi-active magneto-rheological (MR) fluid shock absorber. This is a new design that is tailored for structures and ground vehicles that undergo a wide range of dynamic loading including the capability for passive, load-specific, individual rebound and compression characteristics. The specific application for testing and proof-of-concept is the AM General HMMWV (High Mobility, Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle). The new MR shock absorber emulates stock, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) shock absorber behavior in passive mode (i.e., zero-field) and provides a wide range of controllable damping force above (and below, if needed) zero- field damping levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3672, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Passive Damping and Isolation, (2 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349803
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Shawn P. Kelso, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Faramarz Gordaninejad, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3672:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Passive Damping and Isolation
T. Tupper Hyde, Editor(s)

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