Two-dimensional finite element modeling of constrained layer damping

Duane E. Veley, S. S. Rao

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A new finite element is developed that reduces the modeling required to define the constrained layer damping treatment. The new element emulates the traditional method of modeling constrained layer damping with plate elements on either side of a thin hex element. Trade studies are performed in the application of constrained layer damping treatments to beams and plates. The effects of the thicknesses of the constraining layer and the viscoelastic layer will be studied as well as some studies on the location of the damping treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-283
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventSmart Structures and Materials 1994: Passive Damping - Orlando, United States
Duration: Feb 13 1994Feb 18 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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