This article proposes a simple physical-based model to describe and predict the performance of axially compressed magnetorheological elastomer cylinders used as vibration and shock absorbers. The model describes the magnetorheological elastomer macroscopic stiffness changes because of an externally applied magnetic field from a microscopic composite cell of silicone rubber and carbonyl iron particle. Despite neglecting the material hyperelasticity, anisotropy and adjacent magnetic interaction, the model describes effectively the effect of the magnetic field on the macroscopic modulus of elasticity. The changes in the mechanical properties with the induced magnetic field are measured on samples of different particle concentration based on volume percentage, that is, 10 and 30 percent concentration of iron particles in a silicone rubber matrix. The manufacturing process of the samples is detailed, as well as the experimental validation of the effective stiffness change under a magnetic field in terms of transmissibility and mobility testing. However, the prediction seems to be limited by the linear elastic material model. Predictions and measurements are compared, showing that the model is capable of predicting the tunability of the dynamic/shock absorber and that the proposed devices have a possible application in the reduction of mechanical vibrations.

Modelling and experimental characterisation of a compressional adaptive magnetorheological elastomer isolator / Rustighi, E.; Ledezma-Ramirez, D. F.; Tapia-Gonzalez, P. E.; Ferguson, N.; Zakaria, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND CONTROL. - ISSN 1077-5463. - 2021:(2021), pp. 107754632110253.1-107754632110253.15. [10.1177/10775463211025336]

Modelling and experimental characterisation of a compressional adaptive magnetorheological elastomer isolator

Rustighi E.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

This article proposes a simple physical-based model to describe and predict the performance of axially compressed magnetorheological elastomer cylinders used as vibration and shock absorbers. The model describes the magnetorheological elastomer macroscopic stiffness changes because of an externally applied magnetic field from a microscopic composite cell of silicone rubber and carbonyl iron particle. Despite neglecting the material hyperelasticity, anisotropy and adjacent magnetic interaction, the model describes effectively the effect of the magnetic field on the macroscopic modulus of elasticity. The changes in the mechanical properties with the induced magnetic field are measured on samples of different particle concentration based on volume percentage, that is, 10 and 30 percent concentration of iron particles in a silicone rubber matrix. The manufacturing process of the samples is detailed, as well as the experimental validation of the effective stiffness change under a magnetic field in terms of transmissibility and mobility testing. However, the prediction seems to be limited by the linear elastic material model. Predictions and measurements are compared, showing that the model is capable of predicting the tunability of the dynamic/shock absorber and that the proposed devices have a possible application in the reduction of mechanical vibrations.
2021
Rustighi, E.; Ledezma-Ramirez, D. F.; Tapia-Gonzalez, P. E.; Ferguson, N.; Zakaria, A.
Modelling and experimental characterisation of a compressional adaptive magnetorheological elastomer isolator / Rustighi, E.; Ledezma-Ramirez, D. F.; Tapia-Gonzalez, P. E.; Ferguson, N.; Zakaria, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND CONTROL. - ISSN 1077-5463. - 2021:(2021), pp. 107754632110253.1-107754632110253.15. [10.1177/10775463211025336]
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