Damping mechanism of polymers filled with elastic particles

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The damping properties of polymers filled with elastic particles is investigated using a self-consistent homogenisation approach, and the elastic–viscoelastic correspondence principle. The energy dissipation mechanism involved inside the system is studied as a function of the relative rigidity of the inclusion with respect to that of the matrix. The variation of the overall stiffness of the system as a function of the elastic properties of the inclusions is related to the distribution of elastic energy, as well as the stress and strain components. This provides a framework to design enhanced damping composite materials, without having to recourse to heavy computational optimisation routines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525 - 537
Number of pages13
JournalMechanics of Materials
Volume39 (6)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Publisher: Elsevier

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