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Magneto rheological fluids commonly known as MR fluids are suspensions of solid in liquid whose properties changes drastically when exposed to magnetic field. Magnetorheological (MR) fluids are materials that respond to an applied field with a dramatic change in their rheological behavior. The essential characteristic of these fluids is their ability to reversibly change from a free-flowing, linear, viscous liquid to a semi-solid with controllable yield strength in milliseconds when exposed to a magnetic field.

MR fluids find a variety of applications in almost all the vibration control systems. It is now widely used in automobile suspensions, seat suspensions, clutches, robotics, design of buildings and bridges, home appliances like washing machines etc.
The key to success in all of these implementations is the ability of MR fluid to rapidly change its rheological properties upon exposure to an applied magnetic field.

Magneto rheological fluids commonly known as MR fluids are suspensions of solid in liquid whose properties changes drastically when exposed to magnetic field. It is this property which makes it desirable to use in different vibration controlling systems.
What are MR fluids

Magnetorheological (MR) fluids are materials that respond to an applied field with a dramatic change in their rheological behavior. The essential characteristic of these fluids is their ability to reversibly change from a free-flowing, linear, viscous liquid to a semi-solid with controllable yield strength in milliseconds when exposed to a magnetic field.
Chemical composition

A typical MR fluid consists of 20%“40% by volume of relatively pure, soft iron particles, typically 3“5 microns, suspended in a carrier liquid such as mineral oil, synthetic oil, water, or glycol. A variety of proprietary additives similar to those found in commercial lubricants are commonly added to discourage gravitational settling and promote particle suspension, enhance lubricity, modify viscosity, and inhibit wear.
Physical properties

MR fluids made from iron particles exhibit maximum yield strengths of 30“90 kPa for applied magnetic fields of 150“250 kA/m (1 Oe . 80 A/m). MR fluids are not highly sensitive to moisture or other contaminants that might be encountered during manufacture and use. Further, because the
magnetic polarization mechanism is not affected by the surface chemistry of surfactants and additives, it is a relatively straightforward matter to stabilize MR fluids against particle-liquid separation in spite of the large density mismatch. The ultimate strength of the MR fluid depends on the square of the saturation magnetization of the suspended particles.
In the absence of an applied field, MR fluids are reasonably well approximated as Newtonian liquids. For most engineering applications a simple Bingham plastic model is effective at describing the essential, field-dependent fluid characteristics. A Bingham plastic is a non-Newtonian fluid whose yield stress must be exceeded before flow can begin; thereafter, the rate-of-shear vs. shear stress curve is linear. In this model, the total yield stress is given by:
= yield stress caused by applied magnetic field
= magnitude of magnetic field
= shear rate
= field-independent plastic viscosity defined as the slope of the measured shear stress vs. shear strain rate relationship, i.e., at H=0.
How it works
Applying a magnetic field to magnetorheological fluids causes particles in the fluid to align into chains.
When some low-density MR fluids are exposed to rapidly alternating magnetic fields, their internal particles clump together. Over time they settle into a pattern of shapes that look a bit like fish viewed from the top of a tank. Such clumpy MR fluids don't stiffen as they should when magnetized. The fish tank pattern is fragile and takes about an hour to fully develop. It
doesn't occur in MR fluids that are constantly mixed and agitated, as in a car's suspension, but it could prove troublesome in other situations.
Above: The structure of particles in an MR fluid gradually changes when an alternating magnetic field is applied. The leftmost picture shows an MR fluid after 1 second of exposure to a fast-changing magnetic field. The suspended particles form a strong, fibrous network. The pictures to the right show the fluid after 3 minutes, 15 minutes and 1 hour of exposure. The particles have formed clumps that offer little structural support.
What makes a good MR fluid
The most common response to the question of what makes a good MR fluid is likely to be "high yield strength" or "non-settling". However, those particular features are perhaps not the most critical when it comes to ultimate success of a magnetorheological fluid. The most challenging barriers to the successful commercialization of MR fluids and devices have actually been less academic concerns.
As anyone who has made MR fluids knows, it is not hard to make a strong MR fluid. Over fifty years ago both Rabinow and Winslow described basic MR fluid formulations that were every bit as strong as fluids today. A typical MR fluid used by Rabinow consisted of 9 parts by weightof carbonyl
iron to one part of silicone oil, petroleum oil or kerosene.1 To this suspension he would optionally add grease or other thixotropic additive to improve settling stability. The strength of Rabinowâ„¢s MR fluid can be estimated from the result of a simple demonstration that he performed. Rabinow was able to suspend the weight of a young woman from a simple direct shear MR fluid device. He described the device as having a total shear area of 8 square inches and the weight of the woman as 117 pounds. For this demonstration to be successful it was thus necessary for the MR fluid to have yield strength of at least 100 KPa.
MR fluids made by Winslow were likely to have been equally as strong. A typical fluid described by Winslow consisted of 10 parts by weight of carbonyl iron suspended in mineral oil.2 To this suspension Winslow would add ferrous naphthenate or ferrous oleateas a dispersant and a metal soap such as lithium stearate or sodium stearate as thixotropic additive. The formulations described by Rabinow and Winslow are relatively easy to make. The yield strength of the resulting MR fluids is entirely adequate for most applications. Additionally, the stability of these suspensions is remarkably good. It is certainly adequate for most common types of MR fluid application. As early as 1950 Rabinowpointed out that complete suspension stability, i.e. no supernatant clear layer formation, was not necessary for most MR fluid devices. MR fluid dampers and rotary brakes are in general highly efficient mixing devices.
MR fluid in dampers
As motion control systems become more refined, vibration characteristics become more important to a systemâ„¢s overall design and functionality. Engineers, however, have tended to look at motion control and vibration as separate issues. Motion control, it might be said, presents fairly familiar design engineering problems while vibration suggests more subtle problems. Few design engineers have either the hands-on experience or the training to address both sets of problems in a single design solution.
Most devices use MR fluids in a valve mode, direct-shear mode, or combination of these two modes. Examples of valve mode devices include servo valves, dampers, and shock absorbers. Examples of direct-shear mode devices include clutches, brakes, and variable friction dampers
. In valve mode When the piston in a MR fluid damper moves, theMR fluid jets through the orifices quite rapidly causing it to swirl and eddy vigorously even for low piston speed. Similarly, the shear motion that occurs in a MR brake causes vigorous fluid motion. As long as the MR fluid does not settle into a hard sediment, normal motion of the device is generally sufficient to cause sufficient flow to quickly remix any stratified MR fluid back to a homogeneous state. For a small MR fluid damper two or three strokes of a damper that has sat motionless for several months are sufficient to return it to a completely remixed condition.
Except for very special cases such as seismic dampers, lack of complete suspension stability is not a necessity. It is sufficient for most applications to have a MR fluid that soft settles “ upon standing a clear layer may form at the top of the fluid but the sediment remains soft and easily remixed. Attempting to make these MR fluids absolutely stable may actually compromise their performance in a device. One of the areas where MR fluids find their greatest application is in linear dampers that effect semi-active control. These include small MR fluid dampers for controlling the motion of suspended seats in heavydutytrucks, larger MR fluid dampers for use as primary suspension shock absorbers and struts in passenger automobiles and special purpose MR fluid dampers for use in prosthetic devices.
In all of these devices one of the most important fluid properties is a low-off state viscosity. While in all of these examples having a MR fluid with a high yield strength in the on-state is important, it is equally important that the fluid also have a very low offstate.The very ability of an MR fluid device to be effective at enabling a semi-active control strategy such as sky -hook damping depends on being able to achieve a sufficiently low off-state. Care must be taken in choosing fluid stabilizing additives so that they do not adversely affect the off-state viscosity.
Earthquake dampers and other some other special applications in which the device will sit quiescent for very long periods of time represent special cases where fluid stability issues may have overriding importance. Because of the transient nature of seismic events these dampers never see regular motion, which can be relied on to keep the fluid mixed. This lack of motion also has it benefit. Unlike dampers used in highly dynamic environments, seismic dampers do not need to sustain millions of cycles. The fact that durability and wear are not issues gives the fluid designer grater latitude to formulate a highly stable fluid. MR fluids for these applications are typically formulated as shearing thinning thixotropic gels.
Applications of MR fluids
MR fluids find a variety of applications in almost all the vibration control systems. It is now widely used in automobile suspensions, seat suspensions, clutches, robotics, design of buildings and bridges, home appliances like washing machines etc. Before discussing the above said applications in detail it is desirable to go through the behavior of MR fluids on different types of loading and what are the design considerations provided to compensate this.
MR fluids on impact and shock loading
Investigations on the design of controllable magnetorheological (MR) fluid devices have focused heavily on low velocity and frequency applications. The extensive work in this area has led to a good understanding of MR fluid properties at low velocities and frequencies. However, the issues concerning MR fluid behavior in impact and shock applications are relatively unknown.
To investigate MR fluid properties in this regime, MR dampers were subjected to impulsive loads. A drop-tower test facility was developed to simulate the impact events. The design includes a guided drop-mass released from variable heights to achieve different impact energies. The nominal drop-mass is 55 lbs and additional weight may be added to reach a maximum of 500 lbs. Throughout this study; however, the nominal drop-mass of 55 lbs was used. Five drop-heights were investigated, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 inches, corresponding to actual impact velocities of 86, 127, 182, 224 and 260 in/s.
Two fundamental MR damper configurations were tested, a double-ended piston design and a mono-tube with nitrogen accumulator. To separate the dynamics of the MR fluid from the dynamics of the current source, each damper received a constant supply current before the impact event. A total of five supply currents were investigated for each impact velocity.
After reviewing the results, it was concluded that the effect of energizing the MR fluid only leads to controllability below a certain fluid velocity for the double-ended design. In other words, until the fluid velocity dropped below some threshold, the MR fluid behaved as if it was not energized, regardless of the strength of the magnetic field. Controllability was defined when greater supply currents yielded larger damping forces.
For the mono-tube design, it was not possible to estimate the fluid velocity due to the dynamics of the accumulator. It was shown that the MR fluid was unable to travel through the gap fast enough during the initial impact, resulting in the damper piston and accumulator piston traveling in unison. Once the accumulator bottomed out, the fluid was forced through the gap. However, due to the energy stored in the accumulator and the probable fluid vaporization, it was impossible to determine the fluid velocity and in many cases the damper did not appear to become controllable.
In conclusion, the two designs were compared and general recommendations on designing MR dampers for impulsive loading were made. Possible directions for future research were presented as well.
MR fluid in automobile clutches

MR fluids are increasingly being considered in variety of devices such as shock absorbers, vibration insulators, brakes or clutches. The activation of MRF clutchâ„¢s built-in magnetic field causes a fast and dramatic change in the apparent viscosity of the MR fluid contained in the clutch. The fluid changes state from liquid to semi-solid in about 6 milliseconds. The result is a clutch with an infinitely variable torque output.
Double plate MRF clutch design
Bansbach, proposed a double-plate and a multi-plate MRF torque transfer apparatus with a controller that adjusts the input current. The apparatus is proposed to be placed between the engine of a car and its differential. Gopalswamy suggested a MRF clutch to minimize reluctance for fan clutches. Gopalswamy also studied a controllablemulti-plate MR transmission clutch. This clutch was also designed to be placed between the engine and differential. Hampton described a design of MRF coupling with reduced air gaps and high magnetic flux density. Carlson proposed a MR brake with an integrated flywheel.

The figure below shows the prototype of a double plate magneto rheological fluid clutch.
The MR fluid is located in the gap between the input and output plates, with the diameter of 51.94 mm. These plates are connected to 30 mm diameter input and output shafts. The shafts are supported by deep groove ball bearings, which are press-fitted into the side caps. The electromagnet circuit of this clutch consists of an electromagnetic coil, which is wound around an electromagnetic core. This assembly is located inside a 152.4 mm outer diameter casing with 6.35 mm wall thickness, which is also acting as a
return path for the magnetic field. Two O-rings are located in the grooves machined on the circumferences of plates to prevent leakage of MR fluid. The MRF clutch is activated by a power supply connected to two ends of the
electromagnet. The total width of the clutch is 31.75 mm.

The graph above shows magnetic field strength as a function of radius in the MRF section. From the graph it can be observed that the magnetic field increases with increasing radial distance from the rotational axis. This is a desirable outcome since the contribution of the resulting shear yield stress on the torque transmitted increases with increasing radial distance.

The performance of a double-plate magneto-rheological fluid limited slip differential clutch is studied using two types of MR fluids. Theoretical and experimental analyses have illustrated that this MR fluid clutch can transfer high controllable torques with a very fast time response.
MR fluid in automotive suspensions

MR technology enables new levels of performance in automotive primary suspension systems. Shock absorbers incorporate magneto rheological fluids to provide real-time optimization of suspension damping characteristics that improve ride and handling.MR fluid controllable damping technology outperforms all existing passive and active suspension systems.

The MR fluid sponge damper requires neither seals nor bearings, and uses the same inexpensive components found in existing passive dampers, but with a few important modifications. The damper consists of a layer of open-celled, polyurethane foam, or other suitable absorbent matrix materials, saturated with ~3 ml of MR fluid surrounding a steel bobbin and coil
Together these elements form a piston on the end of the shaft that is free to move axially inside a steel housing that provides the magnetic flux return path. Damping force is proportional to the spongeâ„¢s active area.

The application of a magnetic field causes the MR fluid in the matrix to develop a yield strength and resist shear motion. The amount of force produced is proportional to the area of active MR sponge that is exposed to the magnetic field. This arrangement can be applied in both linear and rotary configurations wherever a direct shear mode of operation would be used.
MR fluid in washing machines
A good example of unwanted vibratory motion is a washing machine in its spin cycle trying to walk out of the room. MR damping can correct this and other problem vibrations.
The common household washing machine represents a standard compromise between controlling vibration associated with the spin cycle and achieving optimum system performance and efficiency. The tub in a conventional machine is suspended by a number of coil springs that provide mechanical support as well as vibration isolation at high frequency. To prevent potentially damaging vibratory excursions when the drum velocity passes through resonance as it accelerates during the ramp-up to the spin cycle, static vibration dampers are added to the suspension.
Conventional dampers easily control the tubâ„¢s motion at resonance; they can significantly degrade high-speed vibration isolation. This tendency limits the size of the tub and to some extent dictates the dimensions of the housing that must accommodate the overall motion of the tub.
Because many households have only a washing machine and not a dryer, tub speeds are reaching 2000 rpm, effectively becoming centrifuges that remove almost all the water from the wash load. In fact, manufacturers have had to reduce the size of the drain holes in the tub to prevent extrusion of small items of clothing during the spin cycle.
To achieve this level of performance, manufacturers have incorporated a controllable damping system designed around magnetorheological (MR) fluid.

Conventional springs and magnetorheological dampers work together to stabilize a home washing machine during the spin cycle. The dampers control vibrations as the tub passes through resonance; at the highest speeds the dampers are switched off and vibration isolation is provided by the mechanical springs that support the tub. These can simply be turned off at high spin speeds for an increased degree of vibration isolation.
By activating the damper while the washing machine tub is passing through resonance, a degree of vibration control is achieved not possible with conventional springs alone. The damping mechanism is switched off at the greatest speeds, when the mechanical springs provide vibration isolation.
At high speed, the MR sponge dampers are turned off to enable a high level of vibration isolation. With enhanced vibration control, the drum may be made larger or the housing smaller since it must accommodate less overall tub motion. Ideally, each of a pair of controllable dampers would have to provide 50“150 N of damping force when energized and a low residual force of <5 N when turned off.
The application of magnetorheological fluids for damping is a unique and novel approach to an age-old problem. The repetitive "thud" of a washing machine imbalance is inefficient. It does not dry the clothes as well as it should and the peak energy demand is higher. Then there is the cost in energy, to dry wetter clothes. Vibration should be viewed as wasted energy.
MR fluid in seismic and wind mitigation
Civil engineers in the construction industry are incorporating MR Technology into the structural engineering of buildings and bridges. The system is relatively inexpensive, needs little maintenance and requires very little power to operate. A damping system utilizing MR fluid dampers works similarly to an automotive shock absorber, protecting the structure from earthquakes and windstorms. When properly harnessed, the adaptability of MR dampers can help protect a building or bridge during a severe earthquake.
Real-time damping is controlled by the increase in yield stress of the MR fluid in response to magnetic field strength. The response time of the fluid damping is on average 60-milliseconds as the magnetic field is changed. Seismic motion causes one floor to shear relative to the next floor as low-order modes of the building are excited. Excessive motion that is potentially damaging to the building and its contents is controlled by dissipating mechanical energy in a distributed array of dampers.

In giant bridges stay cables are prone to vibration due to wind and rain effects. Smart dampers have the potential efficiency several times that of standard oil dampers. MR Dampers are currently being used on the Dongting Bridge in China.

So magneto rheological fluid dampers can be considered as an excellent solution for all vibrational problems associated with constructional industries
MR fluid in seat suspensions
In todayâ„¢s pupil transportation, trucking and transit industries, driver safety can never be compromised. MR fluid technology has proven capability to reduce topping and bottoming: Bottoming that can injure drivers and Topping that can lead to loss of control of the vehicle.
Seating equipped with MR dampers is the only product that offers both safety and health benefits for drivers. Unlike standard air suspended seats, which compromise shock and vibration control, the MR technology is the only solution that automatically adapts to both the driverâ„¢s body weight and continually changing levels of shock and road vibration, improving driver responsiveness and control while reducing fatigue and risk of injury.
MR fluid as robot blood
Astronauts onboard the International Space Station are studying strange fluids that might one day flow in the veins of robots.MR fluids are liquids that harden or change shape when they feel a magnetic field.
The nervous systems of future robots might use MR fluids to move joints and limbs in lifelike fashion
Advantages of MR dampers
The MR fluid sponge damper requires neither seals nor bearings, and uses the same inexpensive components found in existing passive dampers, but with a few important modifications. The damper consists of a layer of open-celled, polyurethane foam, or other suitable absorbent matrix materials, saturated with ~3 ml of MR fluid surrounding a steel bobbin and coil.
During passage through resonance, these controllable dampers may be energized to provide a high level of damping which protects the associated machine.
At high speed, the MR sponge dampers are turned off to enable a high level of vibration isolation. Ideally, each of a pair of controllable dampers would have to provide 50“150 N of damping force when energized and a low residual force of <5 N when turned off.
The power requirements for controllable MR fluid dampers are so low that a net energy saving might be realized. Effective resonance control typically requires ~10 W of input power to the MR dampers for ~5“10 s, as the drum speed ramps through criticality. The amount of power is readily available from existing onboard electronics in a standard machine.
This can be explained with the help of the graph transmitted force vs spin speed given below.

The rotational motion of the inner drum or agitator in a washing machine, along with any load imbalance, creates a disturbing force that excites vibratory motion of the tub that can become excessive when the drum speed is near or at resonance.
Many of the benefits of passive damping schemes built around MR technology are intuitive:
Washing machines achieve greater performance in terms of higher spin speeds without the increased energy consumption of more powerful motors.
With heightened vibration control, tubs in washing machines can be designed larger and the housing smaller.
Machines can accurately weigh loads and thus control the use of water and detergent.
Damages caused to the machine during resonance can be avoided.
The damping system uses onboard electronics.
No additional operator control is required.
MR provides real-time controllability.
Because existing materials are used, the slight increase in materials cost is balanced by improved energy efficiency.
System Integration
Additional electronic controls are easily adaptable to the existing machineâ„¢s electronics footprint.
Limitations of MR dampers
One major limitation of these MR dampers are the high cost required for the installation. This can be neglected taking into account the considerable increase in the efficiency of the associated machine.
MR dampers are now using temporary magnets which require an applied magnetic field of 150“250 kA/m. Latest technologies permits the use of permanent magnets also.
Advancements in MR fluid technology
In addition to cost-sensitive applications such as washing machines, MR fluid dampers are being used in rotary brakes for exercise equipment and pneumatic systems; in complete semi active damper systems for heavy-duty truck seat suspensions; in adjustable linear shock absorbers for racing cars; and in semi active suspensions for passenger cars.
Now under commercial development are very large MF fluid dampers designed for seismic damage mitigation in civil engineering structures such as buildings and bridges.
Finally, the technology is being investigated for applications in vehicular steer-by-wire devices and medical equipment such as the joints of prosthetic limbs.
The nervous systems of future robots might use MR fluids to move joints and limbs in lifelike fashion. There are many potential applications that make these fluids very exciting." For example, MR fluids flowing in the
veins of robots might one day animate hands and limbs that move as naturally as any humans. Book makers could publish rippling magnetic texts in Braille that blind readers could actually scroll and edit. It might even be possible to train student surgeons using synthetic patients with MR organs that flex and slices like the real thing.
New developments in MR fluid technology allow the use of permanent magnets which has lots of advantages. The question often arises asking if it is possible to use a permanent magnet to bias a MR fluid valve or device at a mid-range condition. Current could then be applied to the accompanying electromagnetic coil to cancel the magnetic field and open the valve. Alternatively, a reverse current could be applied to the coil to add to the magnetic field taking the device to a higher“range condition. One motivation for creating such a system is to provide a fail-safe mode of operation wherein the device remains in a locked condition when power is lost. Another motivation may be energy conservation in systems intended to remain closed or locked for extended periods of time and then only open momentarily.
More far-out applications of MR fluids
Magneto-liquid mirror telescopes that bend and deform to cancel the twinkling of starlight.
Prosthetic limbs for humans (a prosthetic knee based on Lord Corporation MR fluid technology is already available.)
Active engine mounts that reduce vibration and quiet noise before it can get into a vehicle.
Shock absorbers for payloads in the space shuttle.
Active hand grips that conform to the shape of each individual hand or fingers.
Magneto rheological fluids are actually amazing magnetic fluids. MR fluid development is of course a balancing act that is highly coupled with MR device design. MR fluid durability and life have been found to be more significant barriers to commercial success than yield strength or stability. Amenability of a particular MR fluid formulation to being scaled to volume production must also be considered. Challenges for future MR fluid development are fluids that operate in the high shear regime of 104 to 106 sec-1.thus MR fluids can be considered as a better way of controlling vibrations. The key to success in all of these implementations is the ability of MR fluid to rapidly change its rheological properties upon exposure to an applied magnetic field.

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Introduction¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦. 1
What are MR fluids..........................................................................​..... 1
Chemical composition¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦. 1
Physical properties¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦... 1
How it works...........................................................................​................3
What makes a good MR fluid.................................................................4
MR fluid in dampers¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.5
Applications of MR fluid¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦..7
MR fluid on impact and shock loading¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.7
MR fluid in automobile clutches¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦...9
MR fluid in automotive suspensions¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦12
MR fluid in washing machines¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.14
MR fluid in seismic and wind mitigation¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.17
MR fluid in seat suspensions¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦19
MR fluid as robot blood¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦20
Advantages of MR dampers¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦..21
Limitations of MR dampers¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦..24
Advancements in MR fluid technology¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦24

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• Dispersions of Particles made of a soft magnetic material in a carrier oil.
• Carbonyl Iron Particles in Silicone Oil
• A typical MR fluid contains 20–40% by volume of relatively pure, soft iron particles,
• Other Versions made out of Ceramics, or Synthetic Polymers.
Material Behavior
Tiny Iron Particles align with Magnetic Field.
Fluid turns pasty and feels very stiff.

• Reverts to liquid when Magnetic Field is removed.
• The weight and space required by the coils to produce magnetic field is a setback.
• Bose Suspension System
• Uses sensor measurements to instantaneously counteract road forces
• Produces excellent ride quality and superior control in the same system
• Applications of MR Fluid
Vehicle Suspension Dampers
• The MR damper has a built-in MR valve across which the MR fluid is forced. The piston of the MR damper acts as an electromagnet with the required number of coils to produce the appropriate magnetic field. Also the MR damper has a run-through shaft to avoid an accumulator.
• Active control suspensions offer a wider range of comfort and control than most current suspension systems.
• Offers unmatched vehicle handling performance.
• May eventually find their way into more common production vehicles.
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