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High-torque magnetorheological fluid clutch
Author(s): Barkan M. Kavlicoglu; Faramarz Gordaninejad; Cahit A. Evrensel; Nigar Cobanoglu; Yanming Liu; Alan Fuchs; George Korol
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Paper Abstract

This study focuses on the design and characterization of a radial double-plate magneto-rheological fluid (MRF) clutch. The clutch's torque output can be controlled by adjusting the applied magnetic field. Electromagnetic finite element analysis (FEA) is performed to design and optimize the clutch. The shear stress distribution in MRF between the plates is theoretically predicted using the magnetic flux density distribution evaluated from the FEA. The output torque of the clutch is derived by using the Bingham plastic constitutive model. The output torque values are recorded for different input velocities and applied magnetic fields, and they are compared with the theoretical results. It was demonstrated that the clutch is capable of producing high controllable torques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4697, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Damping and Isolation, (27 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472674
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Barkan M. Kavlicoglu, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Faramarz Gordaninejad, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Cahit A. Evrensel, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Nigar Cobanoglu, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Yanming Liu, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Alan Fuchs, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
George Korol, Visteon Automotive Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4697:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Damping and Isolation
Gregory S. Agnes, Editor(s)

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