Damping characteristics of a magnetic fluid tuned liquid column damper under static magnetic fields

Toshiyuki Oyamada, Hideaki Masuda, Kazuki Ikari, Tatsuo Sawada

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Magnetic fluid tuned liquid column damper (MF-TLCD) is a new semiactive damper. This device can exhibit high damping effect by tuning its natural frequency to the excitation frequency. In this study, the vibration characteristics of a magnetic fluid under a static magnetic field were investigated by linear analysis and experiment with single-degree-of-freedom oscillation. Moreover, MF-TLCD was installed within a structure and oscillated in double-degrees-of-freedom. It was confirmed that MF-TLCD could achieve high performance compared with the conventional TLCD by controlling the magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-665
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Magnetic fluid
  • natural frequency
  • tuned liquid column damper
  • vibration control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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