TEAL RUBY SHUNT REGULATOR ACCESS PANEL DAMPING.

George A. Lesieutre, Don D. McKinney

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Abstract

Acoustic testing of the Teal Ruby Experiment/P80-1 spacecraft revealed vibration of the shunt regulator access panel which exceeded the levels allowed by the component specification. Guided by experience, a novel constrained-layer viscoelastic damping treatment was defined to reduce vibration in the first panel mode (120 hz), the source of the problem. The solution differed from the conventional constrained-layer treatment in that the waffled-rib panel construction allowed the viscoelastic damping material to be attached to ribs and oriented in a direction normal to the plane of the panel rather than parallel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Journal[No source information available]
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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