A General Modeling Approach for Shock Absorbers: 2 DoF MR Damper Case Study

Jorge Lozoya, Juan Carlos Tudón Martínez, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Olivier Sename, Andrea Spaggiari, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza

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A methodology is proposed for designing a mathematical model for shock absorbers; the proposal is guided by characteristic diagrams of the shock absorbers. These characteristic diagrams (Force-Displacement, Velocity-Acceleration) are easily constructed from experimental data generated by standard tests. By analyzing the diagrams at different frequencies of interest, they can be classified into one of seven patterns, to guide the design of a model. Finally, the identification of the mathematical model can be obtained using conventional algorithms. This methodology has generated highly non-linear models for 2
degrees of freedom magneto-rheological dampers with high precision (2–10% errors).
Original languageEnglish
Article number590328
JournalFrontiers in Materials
Issue number590328
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2021

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© Copyright © 2021 Lozoya-Santos, Tudon-Martinez, Morales-Menendez, Sename, Spaggiari and Ramirez-Mendoza.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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