Development of semi-actively controlled damper for improving microgravity environment

Kazuki Watanabe, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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    Abstract

    An experimental device of semi-actively controlled damper using Electro Rheological Fluid (ERF) has been manufactured for the purpose of reducing G-jitter in various experiments and observation missions utilizing space environment. Through tests with the ERF experimental model developed, the characteristics were identified and analytical assessment on simulation model based on the tested data was conducted. This time, Compatibility and safety factors were incorporated into designing, examined solutions to prevent contamination due to leak of ERF, and also investigated how to make lighter and low-electricity consuming device without deteriorating damping performance. With the results of those, we've developed a new model and tested its performance. It was verified to have higher quality in terms of practicality and performance than the preliminary model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
    Pages2198-2203
    Number of pages6
    Volume4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventCollection of Technical Papers - 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference - Albany, NY
    Duration: 2004 Aug 302004 Sep 1

    Other

    OtherCollection of Technical Papers - 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
    CityAlbany, NY
    Period04/8/3004/9/1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Watanabe, K., & Yamakawa, H. (2004). Development of semi-actively controlled damper for improving microgravity environment. In Collection of Technical Papers - 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference (Vol. 4, pp. 2198-2203)