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Analysis and design of viscoelastic materials for active constrained layer damping treatments
Author(s): Wei-Hsin Liao; Kon-Well Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the investigations of viscoelastic material (VEM) effects on active constrained layer (ACL) based structures. Specific interests are on how the VEM parameters will influence the passive damping ability and the active action transmissibility in an ACL configuration. The study has identified the VEM parameter regions that will provide the best active-passive hybrid actions. This research also developed guidelines to synthesize ACL structures that will outperform both the purely passive and active systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2720, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Passive Damping and Isolation, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239089
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Wei-Hsin Liao, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (Hong Kong)
Kon-Well Wang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2720:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Passive Damping and Isolation
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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