Experimental Verification of an MR Monotube Damper Model
This chapter describes the experimental work and numerical simulations performed for the purpose of monotube damper model verification. To validate the modelling scheme for the material contained in previous chapters, several monotube damper prototypes were subjected to a range of velocity, displacement and commanded current inputs. The acquired data have formed basis for the presented modelling work. The tested damper prototypes vary in their low-velocity performance characteristics. The contents of this chapter is split into two related parts. First, experimental work including all three prototype dampers is presented and results discussed. Finally, based on the prototype geometry and the properties of the fluid and damper component materials, the authors carry out simulations of the damper behaviour and compare them against the real-life data.