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Analysis of electro- and magneto-rheological flow mode dampers using Herschel-Bulkley model
Author(s): Dug-Young Lee; Norman M. Wereley
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Paper Abstract

Electrorheological (ER) and magnetorheological (MR) fluid- based dampers are typically analyzed using Bingham-plastic shear flow analysis under quasi-steady fully developed flow conditions. An alternative perspective, supported by measurements reported in the literature, is to allow for post- yield shear thinning and shear thickening. To model these, the constant post-yield plastic viscosity in Bingham model can be replaced with a power law model dependent on shear strain rate that is known as the Herschel-Bulkley fluid model. Depending on the value of the flow behavior index number, varying degrees of post-yield shear thickening or thinning behavior can be analyzed. A nominal ER bypass damper is considered. Damping forces in the damper are analyzed by approximate parallel plate geometry. The impacts of flow behavior index on shear stress-strain relationship and velocity profile for variable electric field are also examined numerically. Then, analytical damping predictions of ER/MR flow mode dampers are compared using the nonlinear Bingham-plastic and nonlinear Herschel-Bulkley analyses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3989, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Damping and Isolation, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384565
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Dug-Young Lee, Taegu Univ. (South Korea)
Norman M. Wereley, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3989:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Damping and Isolation
T. Tupper Hyde, Editor(s)

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