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International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

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Study of the effect of composite constrained layers in vibration damping of plates

K.S.K. Sasikumar
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  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Kongu Engineering College Erode, Tamilnadu, INDIA
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/ S. Selvakumar
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Kongu Engineering College Erode, Tamilnadu, INDIA
/ K.P. Arulshri
  • K.P.R. College of Engineering and Technology Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Published Online: 2014-03-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2014-0015


To add damping to the system, viscoelastic materials (VEM) are added to structures, in order to enhance damping effects of the VEM, a constraining layer is attached. Due to the addition of the material on the system the fundamental characteristics of the systems are altered much. This paper analyzes the damping effect of the constraining layer on plate type structures numerically using the FEM software ANSYS. Experiments are conducted to validate the analytical results. The use of weightless composite materials as constraining layers has been analyzed. Results are compared with the conventional constraining layer materials. The results showed that composite materials give a better damping effect without much altering the fundamental characteristics

Keywords: vibration; composite; viscoelastic; plates


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Published Online: 2014-03-07

Published in Print: 2014-02-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, ISSN (Print) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2014-0015. Export Citation

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