Calculation and Experimental Determination of Damping Properties for Polymer Composite Material

Author(s): Eremin V. P., Bolshikh A. A.

Abstract: In all real materials, energy is dissipated during deformation. You can think of it as a kind of internal friction. The load curve for the full period does not fit into a straight line. Usually, to describe the damping in the material, a model is used in terms of the hysteresis loss coefficient, since the energy losses per period depend weakly on frequency and amplitude. At the same time, the mathematical description in the loss factor model is based on complex values, that is, it implies only the case of harmonic vibration. Therefore, this damping model can only be used for frequency-domain studies. Rayleigh damping is a simple approach to forming the damping matrix as a linear combination of the mass matrix and the stiffness matrix. This damping model is unrelated to any physical loss mechanisms. In this paper, we consider a model of a mathematical pendulum for the experimental and computational determination of the damping properties of a polymer composite material. For the experimental part, a stand was designed and created that simulates the excitation of a plate made of a polymer material. The computational repetition of the experiment was performed by the finite element method and using the analytical Runge-Kutta method of the 4th and 5th order.

Pages: 75-81

DOI: 10.46300/9104.2022.16.9

International Journal of Mechanics, E-ISSN: 1998-4448, Volume 16, 2022, Art. #9