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A hybrid magnetorheological elastomer-fluid (MRE-F) isolation mount: development and experimental validation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • With the aim of improving micro-vibration isolation, a hybrid magnetorheological elastomerfluid

    (MRE-F) mount with variable stiffness and damping is presented. The proposed

    mechanism combines a magnetorheological elastomer stiffness unit with a

    magnetorheological fluid damping unit in a parallel connection. On the basis of a structural

    design and magnetic circuit analysis, the performance of this prototype was investigated

    experimentally using an MTS machine under multi-operating conditions. The field-controlled

    capacities, including resultant stiffness, equivalent damping, as well as the amplitude and

    frequency dependence were validated based on the experimental data. This work

    demonstrates the feasibility of applying this hybrid MRE-F mount to isolation systems with a

    small displacement.

Authors


  •   Xing, Zhiwei (external author)
  •   Yu, Miao (external author)
  •   Sun, Shuai
  •   Fu, Jie (external author)
  •   Li, Weihua

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Xing, Z., Yu, M., Sun, S., Fu, J. & Li, W. (2016). A hybrid magnetorheological elastomer-fluid (MRE-F) isolation mount: development and experimental validation. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (1), 015026-1-015026-12.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84951092415

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4844

Start Page


  • 015026-1

End Page


  • 015026-12

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • With the aim of improving micro-vibration isolation, a hybrid magnetorheological elastomerfluid

    (MRE-F) mount with variable stiffness and damping is presented. The proposed

    mechanism combines a magnetorheological elastomer stiffness unit with a

    magnetorheological fluid damping unit in a parallel connection. On the basis of a structural

    design and magnetic circuit analysis, the performance of this prototype was investigated

    experimentally using an MTS machine under multi-operating conditions. The field-controlled

    capacities, including resultant stiffness, equivalent damping, as well as the amplitude and

    frequency dependence were validated based on the experimental data. This work

    demonstrates the feasibility of applying this hybrid MRE-F mount to isolation systems with a

    small displacement.

Authors


  •   Xing, Zhiwei (external author)
  •   Yu, Miao (external author)
  •   Sun, Shuai
  •   Fu, Jie (external author)
  •   Li, Weihua

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Xing, Z., Yu, M., Sun, S., Fu, J. & Li, W. (2016). A hybrid magnetorheological elastomer-fluid (MRE-F) isolation mount: development and experimental validation. Smart Materials and Structures, 25 (1), 015026-1-015026-12.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84951092415

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4844

Start Page


  • 015026-1

End Page


  • 015026-12

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 1