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Title: Multi-domain unified modelling and control parameters optimisation of magnetorheological brake based on Modelica

Authors: Zhihua Li; Longhao Yuan; Chao Nie

Addresses: College of Mechanical Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, 310018, Zhejiang Hangzhou, China ' College of Mechanical Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, 310018, Zhejiang Hangzhou, China ' College of Mechanical Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, 310018, Zhejiang Hangzhou, China

Abstract: In order to solve the problem of modelling, simulation and optimisation of magnetorheological brake (MR brake) which is a multi-domain coupling system, the braking performance and control parameters optimisation of MR brake were investigated under a quarter-car model. Firstly, based on Modelica/MWorks platform, using multi-domain unified modelling method, a multi-domain unified MR brake model with anti-lock braking system (ABS) was built. Then by using response surface method (RSM), the response surface function to express the relation between braking distance and three control parameters was formulated, and the optimisation problem of control parameters was solved at MWorks. Finally, according to the optimal control parameters and the structure parameters of MR brake designed by our group before, the simulation of the multi-domain unified MR brake model was done to analyse the change regularity of vehicle speed, slip ratio, braking distance, control current, braking time, etc. under the effect of controller. Results show that MR brake with optimal control parameters has a good braking performance and can meet the requirements of GB7258-2012 standard. This lays the foundation of application of MR brake in vehicles.

Keywords: magnetorheological brakes; MR brakes; simulation; optimisation; response surface methodology; RSM; multi-domain coupling; vehicle modelling; braking performance; control parameters; vehicle braking; quarter-car models; anti-lock braking system; ABS; braking distance; optimal control; vehicle speed; slip ratio; braking distance; control current; braking time.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSI.2016.079639

International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 2016 Vol.10 No.1/2/3, pp.81 - 98

Available online: 05 Oct 2016 *

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