Volume 12, Issue 1 (March 1990)

    Unified Micromechanics of Damping for Unidirectional and Off-Axis Fiber Composites

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    Abstract

    An integrated micromechanics methodology for the prediction of damping capacity in fiber-reinforced polymer matrix unidirectional composites has been developed. Explicit micromechanics equations based on hysteretic damping are presented relating the on-axis damping capacities to the fiber and matrix properties and fiber volume ratio. The damping capacities of unidirectional composites subjected to off-axis loading are synthesized from on-axis damping values. Predicted values correlate satisfactorily with experimental measurements. The hygro-thermal effect on the damping performance of unidirectional composites caused by temperature and moisture variations is also modeled. The damping contributions from interfacial friction between broken fibers and matrix are incorporated. Finally, the temperature rise in continuously vibrating composite plies is estimated. Application examples illustrate the significance of various parameters on the damping performance of unidirectional and off-axis fiber reinforced composites.


    Author Information:

    Chamis, CC
    Research associate and senior research scientist, National Research Council—NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH

    Saravanos, DA
    Research associate and senior research scientist, National Research Council—NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH


    Stock #: CTR10175J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10175J

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    Title Unified Micromechanics of Damping for Unidirectional and Off-Axis Fiber Composites
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30