Damping studies in fiber-reinforced composites - a review

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  • The status of research on damping in fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures with emphasis on polymer composites has been reviewed in this paper. As a first step, composite damping mechanisms and methodology applicable to damping analysis is described. Further, the paper presents damping studies involving macromechanical, micromechanical and viscoelastic (relaxation and creep) approaches; models for interphase damping, damping and damage in composites. Some important works related to improved damping models for thick laminates, improvement of laminate damping and optimization for damping in fiber-reinforced composites/structures are critically reviewed.
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  • Chandra R; Singh SP; Gupta K
  • Start Page

  • 41
  • End Page

  • 51
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 1