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Alternative power source for magneto-rheological dampers
Author(s): Jeong-Hoi Koo; Erin Ritchie; Sang-Won Cho
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of an electromagnetic induction (EMI) system and its application to powering a low force profile Magneto-Rheological (MR) damper. The EMI system is capable of converting vibration energy into useful electric energy for use in actuating the MR damper as the sole power source. An EMI prototype, consisting of an electromagnet and a permanent magnet, was designed and constructed. The EMI prototype was then attached to an existing MR damper, making an MR-EMI system. Using this system, an experimental study was performed to evaluate the dynamic performance of the MR-EMI system in a laboratory environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6525, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007, 65250B (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715890
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Jeong-Hoi Koo, Miami Univ. (United States)
Erin Ritchie, Miami Univ. (United States)
Sang-Won Cho, Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6525:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007
Yuji Matsuzaki; Mehdi Ahmadian; Donald J. Leo, Editor(s)

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