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Design methodology for particle damping
Author(s): Bryce L. Fowler; Eric M. Flint; Steven E. Olson
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Paper Abstract

Focused research in the area of Multi-Particle Impact Damping (MPID) has resulted in new methods of characterization and prediction. An analytical method has been developed, based on the particle dynamics method, that uses characterized particle damping data to predict damping in structural systems. A methodology to design particle damping for dynamic structures will be discussed. The complete design methodology has been validated in proof-of-methodology testing on a structural component in the laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4331, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Damping and Isolation, (2 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432703
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Bryce L. Fowler, CSA Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Eric M. Flint, CSA Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Steven E. Olson, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4331:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Damping and Isolation
Daniel J. Inman, Editor(s)

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