Journal Article Experimental Investigation of an Adaptively Tuned Dynamic Absorber Incorporating Magnetorheological Elastomer with Self-Sensing Property

Komatsuzaki, Toshihiko  ,  Inoue, Toshio  ,  Iwata, Yoshio

56 ( 5 )  , pp.871 - 880 , 2016-06-01 , Springer
The magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) is known to belong to a class of smart materials whose elastic properties can be varied by an externally applied magnetic field. In addition to the property of the field-dependent stiffness change of the MRE, the electrical resistance of the composite is also changed by the induced strain, thereby providing a new self-sensing feature. In the present study, a novel, dynamic vibration absorber is developed using an MRE with a self-sensing function and adaptability. The natural frequency of the absorber is instantaneously tuned to a dominant frequency extracted from the strain signal of MRE. The damping performance test shows that the vibration of a system with one degree-of-freedom that is exposed to a nonstationary disturbance can be adequately reduced by the proposed frequency-tunable dynamic absorber without the use of external sensors. © 2016 Society for Experimental Mechanics
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