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Nonlinear dynamics of a magnetorheological-fluid-based active suspension system for a neonatal transport
Author(s): Amit Shukla; Michael Bailey Van Kuren
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Paper Abstract

A neonatal transport cart is used by hospitals to transport critical infants. The ride during ground transportation generates severe vibrations which have been found to adversely affect the infant's physiological symptoms. This work is the first attempt to design a vibration isolation system using magneto-rheological fluid damper-based suspension system for the neonatal transport cart. In this paper the effect of various system and control parameters on the two-degree-of-freedom model are numerically studied for parametric bifurcation stability behavior. It is shown that system can undergo loss of stability via Hopf bifurcation and exhibit limit cycle oscillations which is counter to the goal of the proposed suspension design.

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Date Published: 29 July 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5386, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Damping and Isolation, (29 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.538534
Show Author Affiliations
Amit Shukla, Miami Univ./Oxford (United States)
Michael Bailey Van Kuren, Miami Univ./Oxford (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5386:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Damping and Isolation
Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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