In this article, a novel design of MR damper, concentric spiral flow MR damper, is proposed. It could improve the heat dissipation problem which is usually found in traditional MR damper. The proposed MR damper has a concentric spiral flow channel around the cylinder which not only separates coils from MR fluid, but also increases the length of flow channel in a fixed space.
Experimental studies has been conducted to demonstrate the performance of the proposed MR damper, the result shows the MR damper generates the maximum damping force of 188 N without applying magnetic field and 1251 N when inputting 1.5 A at low frequency, which means the damper has high range of adjustable damping force. The CSF-damper can be used to systems or structures with low dynamic response.