Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 1995 / Article

Open Access

Volume 2 |Article ID 395216 | 6 pages |

Optimal Constrained Layer Damping of Beams: Experimental and Numerical Studies

Received10 Mar 1995
Accepted06 Jun 1995


This article deals with the optimal damping of beams constrained by viscoelastic layers when only one or several portions of the beam are covered. The design variables are the dimensions and locations of the viscoelastic layers and the objective function is the maximum damping factor. The discrete design variable optimization problem is solved using a genetic algorithm. Numerical results for minimum and maximum damping are compared to experimental results. This is done for a various number of materials and beams.

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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