A bearing application using magnetorheological fluids

Ashish Agrawal, Constantin Ciocanel, Tony Martinez, Sheila L. Vieira, Nagi G. Naganathan, Scott Robb, Jim Duggan

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Abstract

A conventional automotive driveline center bearing (CB) consists of a roller bearing that rests on a U-shaped support, which includes a bladder formed by an elastomer, providing damping for radial vibrations between the roller bearing and the housing. In order to improve the vibration and force handling characteristics for a driveline CB, use of magnetorheological (MR) fluids has been envisioned in place of the traditional elastomer. In this work, expressions for the forces acting on a vehicle center bearing have been derived along with a simulation of the magnetic field in a MR-CB. Experimental studies have been conducted on a MR-CB prototype. It is seen that such a system can be effectively used in vehicle center bearings to improve the vibration and force handling characteristics for the automotive drivelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-673
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Bearings (structural)
Magnetorheological fluids
Elastomers
Roller bearings
Vibrations (mechanical)
Damping
Magnetic fields

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Agrawal, A., Ciocanel, C., Martinez, T., Vieira, S. L., Naganathan, N. G., Robb, S., & Duggan, J. (2002). A bearing application using magnetorheological fluids. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 13(10), 667-673. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X02013010010

A bearing application using magnetorheological fluids. / Agrawal, Ashish; Ciocanel, Constantin; Martinez, Tony; Vieira, Sheila L.; Naganathan, Nagi G.; Robb, Scott; Duggan, Jim.

In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 13, No. 10, 10.2002, p. 667-673.

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Agrawal, A, Ciocanel, C, Martinez, T, Vieira, SL, Naganathan, NG, Robb, S & Duggan, J 2002, 'A bearing application using magnetorheological fluids', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 667-673. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X02013010010
Agrawal, Ashish ; Ciocanel, Constantin ; Martinez, Tony ; Vieira, Sheila L. ; Naganathan, Nagi G. ; Robb, Scott ; Duggan, Jim. / A bearing application using magnetorheological fluids. In: Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 2002 ; Vol. 13, No. 10. pp. 667-673.
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