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Proposal Number: 7330

Domain: Advanced Materials

Theme(s): Transportation

Supporting Central Government Agency: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 355.00

Principal Investigator: HEMANTHA KUMAR

Principal Investigator Institute: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KARNATAKA

Co-Investigators:
RAJA SEKARAN.S.C. ,Rambal Ltd
Sujatha C. ,INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
GANGADHARAN K. V. ,NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KARNATAKA
SHARNAPPA JOLADARASHI ,NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KARNATAKA
SANDESH S. ,ASHOK LEYLAND LTD.
SHERON FIGARADO ,NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KARNATAKA
MOHAMMAD RIZWANUR RAHMAN ,NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KARNATAKA

Domain: Advanced Materials

Project Title

Development of Cost Effective Magneto-Rheological (MR) Fluid Damper in Two wheelers and Four Wheelers Automobile to Improve Ride Comfort and Stability

Project Images

Image Caption:MR Damper

Web Abstract

This project involves in the application of Magneto-Rheological (MR) damper for two and four wheelers automobile. Present project proposes to design and develop a market ready, cost effective MR fluid and MR damper for an automotive vehicle suspension system. Cost effectiveness of in-house prepared MR fluid and MR damper will be compared against commercially available MR fluid and MR damper respectively without compromising on performance. Rheological properties of in-house MR fluid compared with commercial MR fluid, subjected to varying magnetic field. Measures will be undertaken to overcome sedimentation problems. Dynamic behaviour of in-house MR damper and commercial MR damper will be investigated and benchmarked. Performance of developed MR damper for vehicular application is investigated in laboratory subjected to standard road excitations. Mathematical modelling and field tests are conducted on the vehicle having in-house MR damper, commercial MR damper and passive damper under Indian road condition by adopting suitable control strategy.