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Magnetorheological Fluid Technology

Applications in Vehicle Systems, 1st Edition

By Seung-Bok Choi, Young-Min Han

CRC Press

322 pages | 207 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

Table of Contents

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.

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