Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2015 Vol.11, No.4

 

 

Title: Optimised design for magnetorheological brake using DOE methods

 

Authors: J. Thanikachalam; P. Nagaraj

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu, India

 

Abstract: Nowadays, the automobile systems like suspension, transmission, braking and clutch systems are controlled through the wire concept. To overcome the drawbacks of the existing conventional hydraulic braking system (CHB), magnetorheological brake (MRB) is introduced in this project. CHB require complex mechanical parts to dissipate energy. A magnetorheological fluid (MRF) brake is more efficient than conventional braking system in terms of weight reduction and response time. The research work is concerned with the development of a new braking system which employs MRF as working medium. MRB design proposed in earlier studies is to be further improved according to additional practical design criteria and constraints and more in-depth electromagnetic finite element analysis. The design procedure comprises the selection of materials for MRB, creating an analytical model for finding the braking torque produced by the MRB and finite element analysis of the MRB.

 

Keywords: magnetorheological brakes; MRB; design optimisation; finite element analysis; FEA; simulation; COMSOL multiphysics; DOE; design of experiments; vehicle brakes; weight reduction; response time; magnetorheological brake design; magnetorheological fluids; MRF; materials selection; analytical modelling; braking torque.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2015.074163

 

Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2015 Vol.11, No.4, pp.394 - 406

 

Submission date: 25 Mar 2015
Date of acceptance: 09 Jul 2015
Available online: 12 Jan 2016

 

 

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