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Magnetorheological dampers with hybrid magnetic circuits

: Böse, Holger; Ehrlich, Johannes

Tao, Rongjia (Ed.):
Electro-theological fluids and magneto-rheological suspensions : Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 16 - 20 August 2010
Singapore: World Scientific, 2011
ISBN: 978-981-4340-22-9
ISBN: 978-981-4340-23-6
ISBN: 981-434022-7
International Conference on Electro-Rheological Fluids and Magneto-Rheological Suspensions <12, 2010, Philadelphia/Pa.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ISC ()
Magnetorheologie; Dämpfung

Novel concepts for the magnetic circuit in magnetorheological dampers have been proven. In contrast to the known magnetic circuits where the magnetic field for the control of the magnetorheological fluid is generated by the coil of an electromagnet, hybrid magnetic circuits consisting of at least one permanent or hard magnet and an electromagnet are used in the new approaches. Three different technical configurations are distinguished: 1. The electromagnet is combined with two permanent magnets, whose magnetization cannot be modified even by strong magnetic fields of the electromagnet. The main advantage is the improved fail-safe behaviour of the damper in case of a power failure. 2. The electromagnet is combined with a hard magnet, whose magnetization can be modified by the electromagnet. This configuration leads to high energy efficiency, because electric power is only required in short pulses for the switching of the hard magnet. 3. All three types of magnetic field sources, permanent, hard and electromagnet are combined in the magnetic circuit, which gives the highest flexibility of the magnetic field generation and the damping control at the expense of a relatively large effort. Demonstrators for magnetorheological dampers with all three magnetic circuits were constructed and their performances were tested. The results of the investigations are described in this paper.