Damping mechanism of polymers filled with elastic particles

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Abstract

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.
Translated title of the contributionDamping mechanism of polymers filled with elastic particles
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525 - 537
Number of pages13
JournalMechanics of Materials
Volume39 (6)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Publisher: Elsevier

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