Design and Evaluation a Multi-coil Magneto-rheological Damper for Control Vibration of Washing Machine

  • Published : 2013.10.27


This paper presents a design of magnetorheological (MR) damper for control vibration of washing machine. This design is based on the requirements such as small dimensions with high damping force, and minimal consumed energy. The MR damper is designed using the shear mode of MR fluid, and Bingham plastic model is used for optimization process. In this design, a multi-coil design is adopted for damper to enhance damping force and reduce optimally structural parts. In optimization process, ADPL (Ansys Parametric Design Language) program is applied. Base on the optimal parameters, MR damper is manufactured and tested. In evaluation of MR damper, a modified sliding mode control is formulated and applied in both simulation and experiment. Results of experiment show that the MR damper satisfy the requirement of damping force for vibration control of washing machine.