Damping Characteristics of Metal Matrix Composites.
Quarterly letter progress rept. no. 5, 10 Dec 86-8 Apr 87,
MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE DENVER CO
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Summary of Work Accomplished Damping Behavior of Germanium Alumina Composites, i Developed damping test techniques to obtain reliable measurements with metal matrix composites Metal Matrix Composites in flexural and extensional modes of vibration between 1 x ten to the minus six and 800 ten to the minus six strain amplitude levels within 0.1 to 150 Hz frequency range. ii At strain levels ten to the minus five, specific damping capacity psi of P55Gr6061A1 was amplitude independent and lower than values of the aluminum matrix. iii Damping behavior at these strain levels 10 -5, is consistent with the values predicted by Hashin theory using damping properties of constituent fiber and matrix materials. iv At strains 10 -5, psi of P55Gr6061A1 exhibited strain amplitude dependent behavior. In this strain amplitude region, the average psi value was higher than the psi values for the aluminum matrix, particularly in the extensional mode of vibration. Keywords Frequency, Crystals, Strain rate.
- Laminates and Composite Materials