Accession Number:

ADP004691

Title:

Experimental Measurement of Material Damping for Space Structures,

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Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

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Report Date:

1984-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An experimental procedure for the measurement of material damping is described. In this procedure, the free decay of free-free beams, when lofted into free fall in a vacuum, is recorded and analyzed. Tests were performed on aluminum, graphiteepoxy, and graphitemagnesium metal matrix materials.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE