COUPLED PHENOMENA IN ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES WITH MAGNETORHEOLOGICAL FLUID
 
W. SZELĄG, M. BARAŃSKI, P. SUJKA, R. WALENDOWSKI
   
Abstract:
The paper presents a model of coupled electromagnetic, hydrodynamic, thermodynamic and mechanical motion phenomena in magnetorheological fluid devices. The numerical implementation of this model is based on the finite element method and a step-by-step algorithm. In order to include non-linearity, the Newton-Raphson procedure has been adapted. The elaborated method has been successfully used to the analysis of the coupled phenomena in a prototype of magnetorheological fluid brake. The results of the analysis and measurements are presented.
   
Key Words: Magnetorheological fluids, electromechanical devices, coupled phenomena, finite element method
   
 
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