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Matrix lamina damping of high torque loaded machinery mounts
Author(s): Ross W. Bird; Gareth J. Knowles; Amr M. Baz
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Paper Abstract

The research develops designs and predictive models of thermoplastic matrix devices used to enable isolation for rafted machinery on marine systems. The issue is that in high sea states such isolation devices are subject to large out-of-plane as well as normal forces and these impinge large displacements and torque loads on such mounts. To design a damping augmentation treatment requires that the treatment itself be immune to such large deviations from normal load conditions and be survivable in harsh environmental conditions. The approach we have taken is to refine a successful approach using polymer constrained layer damping in a new design that accommodates such loading conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5386, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Damping and Isolation, (29 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547028
Show Author Affiliations
Ross W. Bird, QorTek Inc. (United States)
Gareth J. Knowles, QorTek Inc. (United States)
Amr M. Baz, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5386:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Damping and Isolation
Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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