Usage of Magnetorheological Damper in Active Front Bumper System for Frontal Impact Protection

Pokaad, Alif Zulfakar and Khisbullah , Hudha and Md Radzai , Said (2013) Usage of Magnetorheological Damper in Active Front Bumper System for Frontal Impact Protection. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 315. pp. 40-44. ISSN 1662-7482


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In this paper, the effectiveness of the active bumper system to reduce the jerk of a vehicle during collision is discussed. The mathematical model is done by using MATLAB 7.0 to simulate a collision between a pendulum and a vehicle installed with the active bumper system. In the active bumper system, it consists of three parts which are magnetorheological(MR) model, inner controller and outer loop controller. The validated model is used to develop an inner loop controller by implementing a close-loop PI control to track the desired damping force through simulation. The governing equations of motions of vehicle collision and MR damper model are then integrated with the well known control strategy namely skyhook control. The performance of skyhook control is then compared with the vehicle with passive damper and common vehicle by using computer simulation in order to reduce the acceleration and the jerk of the vehicle during collision.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: active front bumper, magnetorheological damper, skyhook controller
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: dr md radzai said
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 15:08
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:32
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