Development of multi-layered electromagnetic system for improving base isolator using a magnetorheological elastomer

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Magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) is one of the smart materials whose stiffness and damping ratios can be controlled by applying a magnetic field. Several studies have been conducted on the utilization of MREs as base isolators in semi-active systems. A base isolator using a MRE utilizes an electromagnetic system to generate a magnetic field for the MRE. Generally, single-layered electromagnetic systems are used in MRE-based isolators. The single-layered electromagnetic system forms an inter-space between the MRE and the electromagnetic system to consider the deformation of the MRE. A larger inter-space is observed when the strain of the MRE is increased, which causes limitations owing to the excessive volume and electric power of the base isolator. Therefore, a electromagnetic system is proposed to overcome these limitations, in which the single-layered electromagnetic system is divided into several layers and behaves according to the deformation of the MRE. To validate the superiority of the proposed electromagnetic system, numerical analyses were conducted, using ANSYS Electronics, to compare its magnetic flux density, resistance, size, and volume. Based on the results of these analyses, dynamic characteristic tests were performed to compare the MR effects in each system.
Publisher
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Issue Date
2020-11
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, v.29, no.11

ISSN
0964-1726
DOI
10.1088/1361-665X/aba9aa
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/276874
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CE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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