Publication Type:

Journal Article


IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics Publishing, Volume 310, Issue 1 (2018)



All terrain vehicle(ATV), All terrain vehicles, Application programs, Assembly, COMSOL, Controllable systems, Damping, Damping forces, Design and analysis, Geometric constraint, Intelligent materials, Landforms, Magneto- rheological dampers, Manufacture, Off road vehicles, Shock absorbers, Vehicles


A shock absorber design intended to replace the existing conventional shock absorber with a controllable system using a Magneto-rheological damper is introduced for an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that was designed for Baja SAE competitions. Suspensions are a vital part of an All Terrain Vehicles as it endures various surfaces and requires utmost attention while designing. COMSOL multi-physics software is used for applications that have coupled physics problems and is a unique tool that is used for the designing and analysis phase of the Magneto-rheological damper for the considered application and the model is optimized based on Taguchi using DOE software. The magneto-rheological damper is designed to maximize the damping force with the measured geometric constraints for the All Terrain Vehicle. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Cite this Research Publication

K. R. Unni and N. Tamilarasan, “Design and analysis of a magneto-rheological damper for an all terrain vehicle”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, no. 1, 2018.