Analytical modelling of annular flow magnetorheological valves for advanced fluid control
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Magnetorheological valves have the potential to disrupt the fluid control industry with their numerous advantages over mechanical valves. The current design and development process of these valves largely leverages computer simulation and experimental analysis. This dependency on physical and computer based models is a process that is both costly and time consuming. In this work, an analytical model was developed to reduce the timeline of development for annular ow magnetorheological valves. The model was validated to simulation and experimental results and an application of the model was demonstrated in the design of an magnetorheological valve. This proposed model will facilitate thorough magnetorheological valve design, reduce the design process dependency on computer modelling software, and decrease development time.