Accession Number : ADD018688

Title :   Vibration Damping of Structural Products

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Sep 95, patented 30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Macander, Aleksander B ; Tinley, Thomas N ; Chiu, Steven S

Report Date : 30 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Vibration damping layers are stored as a continuous elongated strap in coiled condition for supply to subsequently fabricated structural products. Such strap is formed from high modulus layer constrainment segments encapsulated within a viscoelastic materaal contributing to establishment of tile vibration damping property and flexure of the strap between the segments thereof to accommodate coiling during storage. The strap is uncoiled from its storage condition during a supply phase to a preselected surface of the fabricated structural product.

Descriptors :   *VIBRATION, *STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, *DAMPING, *PATENTS, COILS, NAVAL VESSELS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, VISCOELASTICITY

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Acoustics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE