Development of a self-sensing magnetorheological damper with magnets in-line coil mechanism

Guoliang Hu, Yun Lu, Shuaishuai Sun, Weihua Li

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In this paper, a self-sensing magnetorheological (MR) damper is proposed, prototyped and experimental evaluations. This proposed MR damper consists of a conventionally damper part and a self-sensing mechanism through compact structure design. The self-sensing mechanism based on electromagnetic induction is composed of cylindrical permanent magnets and self-sensing coils which move vertically. The mathematical algorithm is put forward to describe the self-sensing capability of the proposed MR damper. Meanwhile, the self-sensing ability and damping performance of the proposed MR damper are tested under different excitation frequencies and displacements. The results show that the proposed self-sensing MR damper has both good self-sensing ability and controllable damping capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Damping performance
  • MR damper
  • Self-sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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