Accession Number : ADD017932

Title :   Vibration Damping Structural Laminate.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Sep 90, patented 24 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kabacoff, Lawrence T ; Wong, Chak-Pan ; Clark, Arthur E

Report Date : 24 Oct 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A structural laminate of rigid layers separated by very thin layers of viscous fluid. The viscous fluid adheres to the confronting surfaces of adjacent rigid layers and is maintained in layered alignment within the laminate to ordinarily prevent flexural vibration and provide vibration overdampening to cope with flexural deforming forces.

Descriptors :   *VIBRATION, *STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, *LAMINATES, *DAMPING, *PATENTS, LAYERS, DEFORMATION, ALIGNMENT, FLUIDS, THINNESS, VISCOSITY, RIGIDITY, FLEXURAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fluid Mechanics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE