9 March 2014 A new method for speed control of a DC motor using magnetorheological clutch
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Abstract
In this research, a new method to control speed of DC motor using magnetorheological (MR) clutch is proposed and realized. Firstly, the strategy of a DC motor speed control using MR clutch is proposed. The MR clutch configuration is then proposed and analyzed based on Bingham-plastic rheological model of MR fluid. An optimal designed of the MR clutch is then studied to find out the optimal geometric dimensions of the clutch that can transform a required torque with minimum mass. A prototype of the optimized MR clutch is then manufactured and its performance characteristics are experimentally investigated. A DC motor speed control system featuring the optimized MR clutch is designed and manufactured. A PID controller is then designed to control the output speed of the system. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed DC motor speed control system, experimental results of the system such as speed tracking performance are obtained and presented with discussions.
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Quoc Hung Nguyen, Seung-Bok Choi, "A new method for speed control of a DC motor using magnetorheological clutch", Proc. SPIE 9057, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2014, 90572T (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044558; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044558
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