Accession Number:

ADP004685

Title:

Some Musings on How to Make Damping a Creative Force in Design,

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MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

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Report Date:

1984-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Some suggestions are advanced toward making damping a complete technology so that damping can become a creative force in structural design. Examples cited include the invention of mechanisms to enhance and control damping, the testing of structural joints in simulated zero-g, the measurement of material damping without aerodynamic forces and the testing of structures in the zero-g and high vacuum of space. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE