Accession Number:

AD0270463

Title:

INTERFACE DAMPING AT RIVETED JOINTS. PART I-THEORETICAL ANALYSIS

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SOUTHAMPTON UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A theoretical examination is made of potential structural damping increments obtainable by insertion of a linear visco-elastic interfacial layer between plates of riveted joints. Consideration is given to a lap joint having antisymmetry about its single rivet, and being subjected to harmonic longitudinal loading. Certain simplifying assumptions were made which effectively reduce the analysis to a one dimensional system. An expression is obtained for the energy dissipated in the layer per cycle of load. The magnitude of this dissipation was computed for a wide range of joint dimensions, dynamic properties of the layer, and rivet stiffnesses. It was found that as the thickness or shear modulus of the layer is varied, a maximum value of the energy dissipation occurs. The conditions for this maximum are examined, and a simple design rule is established whereby the maximum damping may be achieved in a joint using a given material. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE