A novel frequency dependent model based on trigonometric functions for a magnetorheological damper Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2017

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 15

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0025-6455

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1572-9648


  • In this paper, a novel frequency dependent MR damper model based on trigonometric functions is proposed. The model presents the following advantages in comparison with other previously proposed models: (1) it is based on algebraic functions instead of differential equations, so that it does not present convergence problems when noisy inputs from experimental measurements are used; (2) the number of parameters is reasonable, so that it makes the model computationally efficient in the context of parameter identification and (3) the model has to take into account the variation of the parameters as a function, not only of the applied current but also of the frequency of excitation. Experimental results confirm that the proposed frequency dependent MR damper model improves the accuracy of the model in force simulation.


  • Mechanical Engineering


  • magnetorheological damper; frequency dependent model; trigonometric functions; experimental test; genetic algorithms; neural networks