An iterative design methodology for the performance optimisation of magnetorheological piston head configurations

Gonzalo Aguirre Dominguez, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Morgan French, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

This work focuses on the analysis of the performance parameters of a new magneto-rheological device. Previously, a mathematical model of the actuator head was introduced; however, the complex relations between its parameters made its optimisation challenging, causing the device not to reach its full potential. In this work, the previous model is updated to fit a revised version of the toroidal design, as well as an annular design for comparison. The relations between different parameters are studied to find their trade-offs, and understand how they affect the performance of the actuators. Finally, an optimisation based on an iterative search for valid permutations of parameters, is used to find optimal combinations. Two prototypes are built and tested to validate the results of the optimisation. The study revealed the critical parameters of each design, which mostly depend on the relations between the magnetic flux density, and the active area exposed to the MRF; and successfully optimised the performance of the devices. However, work needs to be done to create a more complete tool with concrete guidelines for specific applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages228-233
Number of pages6
Volume2016-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020652
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 26
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 2016 Jul 122016 Jul 15

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Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period16/7/1216/7/15

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Pistons
Actuators
Magnetic flux
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Mathematical models

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Dominguez, G. A., Kamezaki, M., French, M., & Sugano, S. (2016). An iterative design methodology for the performance optimisation of magnetorheological piston head configurations. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016 (Vol. 2016-September, pp. 228-233). [7576771] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2016.7576771

An iterative design methodology for the performance optimisation of magnetorheological piston head configurations. / Dominguez, Gonzalo Aguirre; Kamezaki, Mitsuhiro; French, Morgan; Sugano, Shigeki.

2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016. Vol. 2016-September Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 228-233 7576771.

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

Dominguez, GA, Kamezaki, M, French, M & Sugano, S 2016, An iterative design methodology for the performance optimisation of magnetorheological piston head configurations. in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016. vol. 2016-September, 7576771, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 228-233, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016, Banff, Canada, 16/7/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2016.7576771
Dominguez GA, Kamezaki M, French M, Sugano S. An iterative design methodology for the performance optimisation of magnetorheological piston head configurations. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016. Vol. 2016-September. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 228-233. 7576771 https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2016.7576771
Dominguez, Gonzalo Aguirre ; Kamezaki, Mitsuhiro ; French, Morgan ; Sugano, Shigeki. / An iterative design methodology for the performance optimisation of magnetorheological piston head configurations. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016. Vol. 2016-September Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 228-233
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