Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
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The purpose of this thesis is to develop a shock isolation system using magnetorheologically (MR) responsive technology to isolate shock input to various components in the light weight military vehicles susceptible to ballistic shock effects; Two methods are chosen for isolation of the shock. One is the friction damper based on MR fluid and the other is an elastomer based on magnetically responsive elastomer (MRE). Both approaches can be utilized for semi-active control schemes that have been widely used because of its unique feature of using variable damping and stiffness characteristics of the isolator; In this thesis, both computer simulation and experimental verification are presented to show the effectiveness of the technologies in isolating the shock and the performance is evaluated by the comparison with the passive isolator as a baseline.
Isolation; Magnetorheologically; Responsive; Shock; Technology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Subramanian, Vijayasarathy, "Shock isolation using magnetorheologically responsive technology" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1983.