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Simulation and Experimental Evaluation of a Magneto-Rheological Hydraulic Engine Mount

R. Tikani, S. Ziaei-Rad  and M. Esfahanian

Modares Mechanical Engineering, Volume 14, Issue 10, June 2014, Pages 43-49



Hydraulic engine mounts are applied to the automotive applications to isolate the frame from the high frequency noise and vibration produced by the engine. It also designs to reduce the engine shake motions from the road distribution usually occurred at low frequencies. This implies that the stiffness and damping properties of the engine mount should be amplitude- and frequency- dependent. In the semi-active engine mounts this task will be done by changing the mount parameters such as stiffness and damping. Magneto-rheological fluids are used in the mounts to change their damping by applying the magnetic field. When the current is applied to the electromagnet and the magnetic field is present, the behavior of the magneto-rheological mount is changed by the magneto-rheological effects. In this paper, a prototype magneto-rheological mount was built and experimentally evaluated. Also, the mathematical model of the mount was developed to represent the dynamic behavior of the engine mount system. The model was numerically solved based on the prototype parameters and simulated in MATLAB. The experimental results were used to verify the model in predicting the mount characteristics.



A. Magneto-Rheological; B. Engine Mount; C. Dynamic Stiffness; D. Damping; E. Vibration Simulation


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