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Analytical model for a passive stand-off layer damping treatment applied to an Euler-Bernoulli beam
Author(s): Jessica M. Yellin; I. Y. Shen
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Paper Abstract

Passive constrained layer (PCL) damping treatments have been shown to be a very effective and reliable method for the damping of structures and have been implemented successfully in many commercial and defense designs for the aerospace and automotive industries. A conventional passive constrained layer damping treatment consists of a viscoelastic layer sandwiched between the vibrating structure and a cover layer. In a passive stand-off layer (PSOL) damping treatment, a stand-off or spacer layer is added to a conventional passive constrained layer damping treatment between the vibrating structure and the viscoelastic layer. The addition of this stand-off layer increases the distance of the viscoelastic and constraining layers from the neutral axis of the vibrating structure. This is thought to enhance damping by increasing the shear angle of the viscoelastic layer. To investigate how the bending and shearing rigidities of the stand-off layer (SOL) affect the damping performance, an analytical model has been developed for a PSOL damping treatment applied to an Euler-Bernoulli beam. In this paper, the equations of motion are derived and solved. The resulting simulations of the frequency response are then discussed.

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: 10.1117/12.310697
Show Author Affiliations
Jessica M. Yellin, Univ. of Washington (United States)
I. Y. Shen, Univ. of Washington (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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