Accession Number : ADA192329

Title :   Vibration Response of Constrained Viscoelastically Damped Plates: Analyses and Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Maurer, Gerald J

PDF Url : ADA192329

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The frequency response analysis of several constrained viscoelastically damped plates were performed with modifications to account for the frequency dependent properties of viscoelastic materials (loss factors and shear modulus) using MSC/NASTRAN. A modal strain energy approximation method was also applied to each plate. Comparisons of the frequency response analysis to the modal strain energy method were made for each plate structure. The experiments were performed on the plates to establish the base line data for the comparisons. The modal strain energy method frequency response plots showed good agreement with the frequency response analysis method plots for all plate structures analyzed. Plate structures with fewer natural frequencies in the frequency range investigated showed better agreement between the two prediction methods than the structures with more natural frequencies. Keywords: Viscoelastic material; Modal strain energy method; composite frequency response curves, Theses.

Descriptors :   *DAMPING, *PLATES, *VIBRATION, *VISCOELASTICITY, FREQUENCY RESPONSE, PREDICTIONS, RESONANT FREQUENCY, RESPONSE, THESES, METAL PLATES, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE