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Characterization of a commercial magnetorheological brake/damper in oscillatory motion
Author(s): Andrew N. Vavreck; Ching-Han Ho
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Paper Abstract

A Bouc-Wen element has been employed by a number of researchers to model magnetorheological (MR) linear dampers with success. In this work, a modified commercial MR brake was modeled using a Bouc-Wen element and experimental data gathered on the torque response of the brake to oscillation. An optimization was undertaken using torque and displacement time-series data to determine the parameters of the brake model, and comparisons were made between experimental and predicted torque response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5760, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599156
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Andrew N. Vavreck, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ching-Han Ho, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5760:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation
Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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