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9 May 1997 Experimental study of an ER long-stroke vibration damper
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The development of controllable suspension dampers for ground vehicles is the subject of much current research. In this paper the authors describe aspects of a design methodology for controllable dampers which use electro-rheological (ER) fluid as the working medium. This methodology is based upon a non- dimensional characterization of ER fluid data which allows measurements obtained from small-scale tests to be used to predict the behavior of industrial-scale vibration dampers. The ER damper is represented via a Bingham plastic constitutive relationship, augmented by terms to account for fluid inertia and compressibility. An industrial-scale test facility is described and the first available set of experimental results are presented. A comparison is made between model predictions and observed behavior.
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David J. Peel, Roger Stanway, and William A. Bullough "Experimental study of an ER long-stroke vibration damper", Proc. SPIE 3045, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation, (9 May 1997);

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