Design and Evaluation of a Semi-Active Magneto-rheological Mount for a Wheel Loader Cabin
AbstractIn this study, a semi-active magneto-rheological (MR) mount is designed and manufactured to minimize unwanted vibrations for the cabin of heavy vehicles. Normally, working conditions in heavy vehicles are extremely rugged. Usually, the heavy vehicles use passive rubber mounts for the reduction of vibrations from road. However, the passive mount has definite performance limitations because the passive mount has a fixed resonance frequency when the design is finished. An MR application is one of the solutions because the viscosity of MR fluid can be controlled. As a first step, an experimental apparatus was established for performance evaluation of the mounts. The apparatus has hydraulic excitatory, force, and displacement sensors. Performance of two different passive mounts used in industrial fields were evaluated. The passive mount data of force-displacement, force-velocity, and displacement transmissibility were collected and tested. After that, an MR mount was designed and manufactured that provides better performance using the passive mount data. The MR mount uses two different flow paths, annular duct and radial channels, for generating the required damping force. The field-dependent damping forces were then evaluated with respect to the moving stroke and input current. In this work, in order to control the damping force, an on-off controller associated with the fast Fourier transform (FFT) was used. The control results of the MR mount were compared with the results of passive rubber mounts. It was shown that the semi-active MR mount can attenuate vibrations more effectively at all frequency ranges compared with the passive rubber mount. View Full-Text
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Yang, S.-Y.; Han, C.; Shin, S.-U.; Choi, S.-B. Design and Evaluation of a Semi-Active Magneto-rheological Mount for a Wheel Loader Cabin. Actuators 2017, 6, 16.
Yang S-Y, Han C, Shin S-U, Choi S-B. Design and Evaluation of a Semi-Active Magneto-rheological Mount for a Wheel Loader Cabin. Actuators. 2017; 6(2):16.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Soon-Yong; Han, Chulhee; Shin, Sang-Un; Choi, Seung-Bok. 2017. "Design and Evaluation of a Semi-Active Magneto-rheological Mount for a Wheel Loader Cabin." Actuators 6, no. 2: 16.