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Title: Investigation of magnetorheological brake with rotor of combined magnetic and non-magnetic materials
Authors: Acharya S.
Kumar H.
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: SN Applied Sciences Vol. 1 , 9 , p. -
Abstract: Magnetorheological (MR) brakes are a type of electromagnetic brakes that make use of controllable viscoelastic properties of magnetorheological fluid for braking. The torque capacity of the MR brake depends on the magnitude of magnetic flux density generated in the MR fluid. In this study, the effect of combination of magnetic and non-magnetic materials for rotor disk of MR brake with the objective to maximizing the flux density in the MR fluid gap at the rotor periphery was investigated. Initially, the MR brake rotor disk radius and MR fluid gap thickness were determined by using Genetic Algorithm optimization technique for desired torque ratio and torque capacity. Magnetostatic analyses were performed at different current magnitudes to determine the magnetic field and flux density in the MR brake. Further, to enhance the magnetic field intensity in the MR fluid at the rotor periphery, the rotor was modeled with three different configurations of MR brake with combinations of magnetic and non-magnetic steel and magnetostatic analyses of the MR brake were performed. It was found that the leakage of flux away from rotor periphery was reduced and there is significant increase and concentration of the magnetic field and flux density in the MR fluid gap through the use of rotor disk with combined magnetic and non-magnetic materials which would subsequently increase the torque capacity of the MR brake. © 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
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