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A Review on the Development of Dampers Utilizing Smart Magnetorheological Fluids

[ Vol. 4 , Issue. 1 ]


Jong-Seok Oh and Seung-Bok Choi*   Pages 15 - 21 ( 7 )


It is generally known that MR fluid is a kind of designed materials whose rheological properties are controllable with the application of an external magnetic field. Based on these features, MR dampers have gained much attention of researchers owing to their salient properties such as controllable damping force and relatively fast response time. This article offers a recent review on the MR damper technology, particularly focusing on the application to various fields. Conceivable limitations, challenges, and comparative advantages of MR damper are critically analyzed. In order to promote the practical use of MR damper in application from the automobile to the military sector, this review summarizes different MR dampers and their significant contribution.


Civil engineering, magnetorheological (MR) fluids, MR damper, railway vehicle, ride quality, seat damper, vehicle suspension, vibration control, washing machine.


Division of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan-Si, Smart Structures and Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751

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