- Volume 11 Issue 1
This paper deals with an application of Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid to a small size mount for precision equipment of automobiles. MR fluid is known as a class of functional fluids with controllable apparent viscosity of fluid by the applied magnetic field strength. A typical MR fluid is a suspension where pure iron particles of 1-20 (m in diameter are dispersed in a liquid such as mineral oil or silicone oil, at the concentration of 20 - 40 vol%. Electro magnetic coil is installed at the bottom of a variable-damping mount filled with MR fluid, and performance of the mount was investigated experimentally. Furthermore, the Properties of the MR Mount on experimental study were explained analytically by mechanical model of the MR mount.