Journal Published Online: 07 April 2003
Volume 25, Issue 2

Experimental Evaluation of Damping of Fiber-Reinforced Composites



Anisotropic behavior of damping in fiber-reinforced composites is well established. An attempt is made to measure all the six loss factors for glass fiber-reinforced epoxy (three in normal and three in shear) experimentally using free decay method. Different types of specimen such as beam, tubular and cuboidal in shape made from glass fiber-reinforced epoxy are tested under different loading conditions. The six loss factors (η11, η22, η33, η12, η13 and η23) so determined are compared with the analytical results.

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Chandra, R
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, R.E.C., Jalandhar, India
Singh, SP
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Gupta, K
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10952J