On the control of a MR torque transfer device

M. H. Elahinia, Constantin Ciocanel, K. Molyet, N. Naganathan

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Abstract

In this paper, a magnetorheological (MR) torque transfer device is designed, modeled, and controlled. MR fluids possess the unique ability to undergo dramatic and nearly completely reversible changes in their rheological properties under the application of a magnetic field. These controllable fluids can serve as quiet, rapid interfaces between electronic controls and mechanical systems. One area of application is to use these fluids as actuators. The MR torque transfer device can function as either a clutch or a brake. This coupling device was designed and built using a parallel plates configuration, and uses a stationary electromagnetic coil to activate the fluid. A PID controller is designed and experimentally evaluated. In the experimental control setup, the output variables are the position, velocity, and torque at the output shaft and the control input is the electromagnet current. Angular position of the output shaft and the transferred torque are measured using an encoder and a torque transducer, respectively. A dSpace control system was used to experimentally implement the control algorithms. The closed loop performance of system was studied for both torque regulation as well as torque tracking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions
Pages326-332
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions, ERMR 2006 - Lake Tahoe, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2006Jun 22 2006

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Other10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions, ERMR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe, NV
Period6/18/066/22/06

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Torque
Fluids
Magnetorheological fluids
Electromagnets
Clutches
Brakes
Transducers
Actuators
Magnetic fields
Control systems
Controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Elahinia, M. H., Ciocanel, C., Molyet, K., & Naganathan, N. (2007). On the control of a MR torque transfer device. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions (pp. 326-332)

On the control of a MR torque transfer device. / Elahinia, M. H.; Ciocanel, Constantin; Molyet, K.; Naganathan, N.

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions. 2007. p. 326-332.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Elahinia, MH, Ciocanel, C, Molyet, K & Naganathan, N 2007, On the control of a MR torque transfer device. in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions. pp. 326-332, 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions, ERMR 2006, Lake Tahoe, NV, United States, 6/18/06.
Elahinia MH, Ciocanel C, Molyet K, Naganathan N. On the control of a MR torque transfer device. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions. 2007. p. 326-332
Elahinia, M. H. ; Ciocanel, Constantin ; Molyet, K. ; Naganathan, N. / On the control of a MR torque transfer device. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions. 2007. pp. 326-332
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