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Experimental investigation of the fluid surface damping technique
Author(s): Shpend Demiri; Hany Ghoneim
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Paper Abstract

A fluid surface damping (FSD) element has been designed, produced and applied for the vibration suppression of a cantilever aluminum beam. The experimental steady-state frequency response of the treated beam, measured at the free end and subjected to a burst white noise excitation at the base, is determined and compared with the corresponding analytical results. The comparison shows a disagreement between the predicted and experimental results. Discussion of the potential sources of disagreement and of possible remedial measures is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3327, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Passive Damping and Isolation, (16 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310684
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Shpend Demiri, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Hany Ghoneim, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3327:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Passive Damping and Isolation
L. Porter Davis, Editor(s)

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