Broadband vibration damping in beams using distributed viscoelastic tuned mass absorbers

J. A. Zapfe, George A. Lesieutre

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Abstract

The effectiveness of conventional strain based damping treatments can be markedly reduced by the presence of significant in-plane tensile loading. Inertial damping approaches, such as tuned mass absorbers, are immune to such loading, but are typically effective over a small frequency range. A distributed inertial damper concept is presented that uses a collection of individual dampers to produce broadband energy dissipation. The effectiveness of the distributed damper is demonstrated using a simply supported beam under tensile load.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2427-2436
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Event37th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structure, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 1996 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Apr 15 1996Apr 17 1996

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Other37th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structure, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 1996
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period4/15/964/17/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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    Zapfe, J. A., & Lesieutre, G. A. (1996). Broadband vibration damping in beams using distributed viscoelastic tuned mass absorbers. 2427-2436. Paper presented at 37th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structure, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 1996, Salt Lake City, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.1996-1595