A nonlinear auxetic structural vibration damper with metal rubber particles

Yanhong Ma, Fabrizio Scarpa, Dayi Zhang, Bin Zhu, Lulu Chen, Jie Hong

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The work describes the mechanical performance of a metal rubber particles (MRP) damper design based on an auxetic (negative Poisson's ratio) cellular configuration. The auxetic damper configuration is constituted by an anti-tetrachiral honeycomb, where the cylinders are filled with the MRP material. The MRP samples have been subjected to quasi-static loading to measure the stiffness and loss factor from the static hysteresis curve. A parametric experimental analysis has been carried out to investigate the effect of relative density and filling percentage on the static performance of the MRP, and to identify design guidelines for best use of MRP devices. An experimental assessment of the integrated auxetic-MRP damper concept has been provided through static and dynamic force response techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Article number084012
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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