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An Experimental Study of Particle Damping for Beams and Plates

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Zhiwei Xu

The Aeronautical Science Key Laboratory for Smart Materials and Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

Michael Yu Wang

Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ChinaE-mail: mywang@ieee.org

Tianning Chen

College of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

J. Vib. Acoust 126(1), 141-148 (Feb 26, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1640354 History: Received December 01, 2002; Revised May 01, 2003; Online February 26, 2004
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A sketch of the test beam with particle holes
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A schematic of experiment setup
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Arrangement of measurement points and excitation point
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Frequency response of the beam with and without the damper holes
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Frequency response of the drilled beam with and without the particles
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Acceleration response of the beam for different particle diameters with packing ratio of 100% at measurement point #1
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Acceleration response of the beam for different particle diameters with packing ratio of 90% at measurement point #1
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Acceleration frequency response of the beam for different particle diameters with packing ratio 50% at measurement point #1
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Frequency response of the beam near the resonances at measurement point #1
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Acceleration amplitude of the beam for tungsten particles and stainless steel particles respectively
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Free vibration at the third mode of the beam. (a) Without Particles. (b) With particle of ϕ0.5 and packing ratio 100%.
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(a) A schematic of the test plate. (b) Locations of measurement and excitation points. (c) Partial filling of particles in the holes.
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Acceleration amplitude of the plate at measurement point #2
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Acceleration amplitude of the plate at measurement point #3

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