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Magnetorheological Fluid Technology Applications in Vehicle Systems

By Seung-Bok Choi, Young-Min Han Copyright 2013
    322 Pages 207 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    322 Pages 207 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Magnetorheological Fluid Technology: Applications in Vehicle Systems compiles the authors’ recent work involving the application of magnetorheological (MR) fluids and other smart materials in vehicles. It collects concepts that have previously been scattered in peer-reviewed international journals.

    After introducing the physical phenomena and properties of MR fluids, the book presents control methodologies for effectively controlling vehicle devices and systems featuring MR fluids. The authors also introduce the hysteresis identification of MR fluid and discuss its application through the adoption of the Preisach and polynomial models. They then describe the application of MR-equipped suspension systems in passenger, tracked, and railway vehicles; the application of MR brake systems in passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles; and the application of several MR technologies in heavy vehicles. The final chapter explores the use of haptic technologies for easily operating vehicle instruments and achieving optimal gear shifting with accelerator pedals.

    Assuming some technical and mathematical background in vibration, dynamics, and control, this book is designed for scientists and engineers looking to create new devices or systems for vehicles featuring controllable MR fluids. It is also suitable for graduate students who are interested in the dynamic modeling and control methodology of vehicle devices and systems associated with MR fluid technology.

    Magnetorheological (MR) Fluid
    Physical Properties
    Potential Applications

    Control Strategies
    Semi-Active Control
    PID Control
    LQ Control
    Sliding Mode Control

    Hysteretic Behaviors of MR Fluid
    Preisach Hysteresis Model Identification
    Polynomial Hysteresis Model Identification
    Some Final Thoughts

    MR Suspension System for Passenger Vehicles
    Optimal Design
    Damping Force Control
    Full-Vehicle Test
    Some Final Thoughts

    MR Suspension System for Tracked and Railway Vehicles
    Tracked Vehicles
    Railway Vehicles
    Some Final Thoughts

    MR Applications for Vibration and Impact Control
    MR Engine Mount
    MR Impact Damper
    Some Final Thoughts

    MR Brake System
    Bidirectional MR Brake
    Torsional MR Brake
    Some Final Thoughts

    MR Applications for Heavy Vehicles
    MR Fan Clutch
    MR Seat Damper
    Some Final Thoughts

    Haptic Applications for Vehicles
    Multifunctional MR Control Knob
    MR Haptic Cue Accelerator
    Some Final Thoughts


    References appear at the end of each chapter.


    Young-Min Han, Seung-Bok Choi

    "This book is very useful to a wide range of readers, such as senior postgraduates, postgraduates, junior researchers, industry engineers, and academics. ... It will make an immediate contribution to the development and implementation of MR devices in vehicle applications."
    —Weihua Li, University of Wollongong, Australia