Accession Number : ADP004685

Title :   Some Musings on How to Make Damping a Creative Force in Design,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Mar,J. W.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Some suggestions are advanced toward making damping a complete technology so that damping can become a creative force in structural design. Examples cited include the invention of mechanisms to enhance and control damping, the testing of structural joints in simulated zero-g, the measurement of material damping without aerodynamic forces and the testing of structures in the zero-g and high vacuum of space. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DAMPING, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, EQUATIONS, JOINTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE