Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

49, 4, pp. 1169-1181, Warsaw 2011

Laboratory stand for testing self-powered vibration reduction systems

Bogdan Sapiński, Jacek Snamina, Łukasz Jastrzębski, Antoni Staśkiewicz
The study describes the laboratory stand for testing semi-active vibration reduction systems comprising a magnetorheological (MR) damper, powered from an electromagnetic generator. The design objectives, mechanical structure and parameters of the test stand are discussed. Dynamic parameters of the stand are estimated basing on numerical simulation data. The key elements of the test stand are presented: the vibration reduction system, the vibration generation system and the data acquisition system. Selected results of functional tests are provided.
Keywords: MR damper; electromagnetic generator; vibration reduction