Tube compliance effects on fluidic flexible matrix composite devices for rotorcraft vibration control

Matthew J. Krott, Kentaro Miura, Steven Labarge, Christopher D. Rahn, Edward C. Smith, Peter Q. Romano

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Abstract

Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composite (F2MC) tubes are a new class of lightweight and compact actuators with potential applications in rotorcraft vibration control. These tubes’ high volume change in response to axial strain can be harnessed in new fluidic damper and absorber concepts. In this paper, a model for an F2MC-integrated tailboom is used to determine the optimal F2MC tube construction for a damped fluidic absorber on a small-scale tailboom. Benchtop experiments are performed to characterize model parameters related to the compliance and volume change of an individual F2MC tube. Simulation results indicate that thin, soft tube bladders maximize vibration reduction. A 17.2 dB (86%) reduction in response is predicted in the first vertical tailboom bending mode for an F2MC tube design using a stainless steel mesh and 1/32” thick rubber bladder configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781624103421
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 9 2015

Publication series

Name56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference

Other

Other56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period1/5/151/9/15

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Fluidics
Vibration control
Composite materials
Rubber
Actuators
Stainless steel
Compliance
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Krott, M. J., Miura, K., Labarge, S., Rahn, C. D., Smith, E. C., & Romano, P. Q. (2015). Tube compliance effects on fluidic flexible matrix composite devices for rotorcraft vibration control. In 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..
Krott, Matthew J. ; Miura, Kentaro ; Labarge, Steven ; Rahn, Christopher D. ; Smith, Edward C. ; Romano, Peter Q. / Tube compliance effects on fluidic flexible matrix composite devices for rotorcraft vibration control. 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc., 2015. (56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference).
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Tube compliance effects on fluidic flexible matrix composite devices for rotorcraft vibration control. / Krott, Matthew J.; Miura, Kentaro; Labarge, Steven; Rahn, Christopher D.; Smith, Edward C.; Romano, Peter Q.

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Krott MJ, Miura K, Labarge S, Rahn CD, Smith EC, Romano PQ. Tube compliance effects on fluidic flexible matrix composite devices for rotorcraft vibration control. In 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. 2015. (56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference).