Optimal Design of Electromagnetic Type Active Control Engine Mount in Consideration of Actuator Efficiency 2007-01-2424
This paper investigates the performance of an electromagnetic type active control engine mount (ACM) recently developed in the laboratory. The ACM employs the basic structure of the conventional hydraulic engine mount of which upper chamber is connected to a dual magnet electromagnetic actuator. The actuator, that essentially replaces the existing decoupler of the conventional passive hydraulic engine mount, actively controls the upper chamber pressure. Using the linearized ACM model incorporated with the actuator dynamics, we suggest an optimal design of ACM, maximizing the actuator efficiency as well as the vibration isolation efficiency.