Magneto-rheological Brakes

by Nguyen Quoc Hung

Faculty of Engineering

Vietnamese-German University



In recent years, there have been numerous researches on magnetorheological fluid (MRF) and its applications. A number of MRF-based devices have been developed such as clutch, brakes, valves, dampers, engine mounts, etc. Among the MRF-based devices, magnetorheological brake (MRB) is one of the most interested by researchers. There have been many researches on development, improvement of MRB and its application in industry. MRBs are also commercialized these days. In order to improve MRB performance, many types of MRB have been proposed and evaluated such as: disc-type MRB, drum-type MRBs, hybrid-type MRB (a combination of disc-type and drum type MRB), T-shaped rotor MRBs, tooth-shaped rotor, drum-type with serpentine magnetic flux path, MRBs with multiple magnetic poles and multiple MRF layers. In order to get the best performance characteristics of the MRBs, several researches focused on optimization of the MB structures considering braking torque, mass/ size, power consumption, off-state torque, working temperature. This research focuses on the state-of-the art in researches of MRBs and proposes some solutions to improve performance characteristics of MRBs.

Nguyen Quoc Hung
Nguyen Quoc Hung

Biography (Hung Q. Nguyen)

Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung was born in Vietnam in 1975. He was awarded a PhD degree at Inha University, Korea in 2009, majored in Solid Mechanics and Manufacturing Engineering. He is currently working at an associate professor in structure dynamics and mechatronics at Vietnamese-German University (VGU), where he was appointed as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering in 2016. He has published over 100 journal papers (around 60 ISI papers), three book chapters and delivered more than 30 presentations at international conferences.

He is a fellow of Vietnamese Society of Mechanics, Vietnamese Society of Computational Mechanics. His main research directions include smart materials and structures, haptic systems, fluid mechanics, structure optimization, vibration control and additive manufacturing. He have successfully chaired (principal investigator) of 07 projects funded by state organizations and several projects funded by industry.


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