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Experimental study and modeling of a novel magnetorheological elastomer isolator

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Abstract


  • This paper reports an experimental setup aiming at evaluating the performance of a newly designed magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) seismic isolator. As a further effort to explore the field-dependent stiffness/damping properties of the MRE isolator, a series of experimental testing were conducted. Based upon the analysis of the experimental responses and the characteristics of the MRE isolator, a new model that is capable of reproducing the unique MRE isolator dynamics behaviors is proposed. The validation results verify the model's effectiveness to portray the MRE isolator. A study on the field-dependent parameters is then provided to make the model valid with fluctuating magnetic fields. To fully explore the mechanism of the proposed model, an investigation relating the dependence of the proposed model on every parameter is carried out.

Authors


  •   Yang, Jian (external author)
  •   Du, Haiping
  •   Li, Weihua
  •   Li, Yan-Cheng (external author)
  •   Li, Jianchun (external author)
  •   Sun, Shuai
  •   Deng, Huaxia (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Yang, J., Du, H., Li, W., Li, Y., Li, J., Sun, S. & deng, H. X. (2013). Experimental study and modeling of a novel magnetorheological elastomer isolator. Smart Materials and Structures, 22 (11), 117001-1-117001-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84887081226

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2720&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1711

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Start Page


  • 117001-1

End Page


  • 117001-14

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper reports an experimental setup aiming at evaluating the performance of a newly designed magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) seismic isolator. As a further effort to explore the field-dependent stiffness/damping properties of the MRE isolator, a series of experimental testing were conducted. Based upon the analysis of the experimental responses and the characteristics of the MRE isolator, a new model that is capable of reproducing the unique MRE isolator dynamics behaviors is proposed. The validation results verify the model's effectiveness to portray the MRE isolator. A study on the field-dependent parameters is then provided to make the model valid with fluctuating magnetic fields. To fully explore the mechanism of the proposed model, an investigation relating the dependence of the proposed model on every parameter is carried out.

Authors


  •   Yang, Jian (external author)
  •   Du, Haiping
  •   Li, Weihua
  •   Li, Yan-Cheng (external author)
  •   Li, Jianchun (external author)
  •   Sun, Shuai
  •   Deng, Huaxia (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Yang, J., Du, H., Li, W., Li, Y., Li, J., Sun, S. & deng, H. X. (2013). Experimental study and modeling of a novel magnetorheological elastomer isolator. Smart Materials and Structures, 22 (11), 117001-1-117001-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84887081226

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2720&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1711

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 117001-1

End Page


  • 117001-14

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom