Geometrical optimisation of vehicle shock dampers with magnetorheological fluid

Zekeriya Parlak*, Tahsin Engin, Vedat Ari, Ismail Şahin, Ismail Çalli

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Magnetorheological (MR) dampers have attracted interest from suspension designers and researchers because of their variable damping feature, mechanical simplicity, robustness, low power consumption and fast response. Therefore, optimisation of such devices is of particular interest to achieve optimal vibration control. This study deals with the geometrical optimisation of an MR shock damper using Taguchi experimental design approach. The optimal solutions of the MR damper were evaluated using analytical equations, which give the dynamic range of the damper under consideration. Optimal geometrical values obtained provided most performance in consideration of other nine alternatives of Taguchi experimental design specified for the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-392
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Design
  • Magnetorheological shock damper
  • MR damper
  • MR devices
  • MR fluid
  • Optimisation
  • Taguchi method


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