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Dissipation mechanisms identification of soft hollow particle-dampers in honeycomb structures for micro-vibrations environment

Michon, Guilhem and Almajid, Ahmad and Ferrero, Jean-François and Aridon, Gwenaëlle and Fascio, Valia and Heurteau, Jean-Pierre Dissipation mechanisms identification of soft hollow particle-dampers in honeycomb structures for micro-vibrations environment. (2009) In: 11 th European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials & Mechanical Testing (ECSSMMT), 15-17 Sept 2009, Toulouse, France . (Unpublished)

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Particle dampers are enclosures partially filled with metallic or glass small spheres, attached to the vibrating structure. This paper deals with replacing hard classical particles by soft hollow ones to maximize damping and mass ratio. Hence, one aspect of this damping method is obtained by mixing the kinetic energy conversion of the structure into heat(frictional losses and collisions) and the elastic energy conversion into heat (visco-elastic deformation). This study is oriented toward experimental and theoretical investigations in order to distinguish the dissipation phenomena. The experimental approach first relies on identification and, then, on validation applied on composite aluminum honeycomb plates. Indeed, equivalent viscous damping is identified on small honeycomb samples; then cantilever honeycomb beams are filled with particles and studied. Theoretically, beyond the nonlinear dissipation by impact and friction, these particles add a visco-elastic behavior. The shapes of the hysteretic loops highlight that this behavior is predominant. Hence, oscillators are added in the FE model and permit to consider the effect of the particles. These kinds of particle dampers are highly nonlinear as a function of excitation frequency and amplitudes. The aim of this study is to provide a structural damping solution for space applications which require high pointing stability to enhance mission performances. In this perspective, damping of micro-vibrations was thought as a possible application; nevertheless it is shown that best efficiency is achieved in high frequency range.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Applications des TEChnologies Avancées - ATECA (FRANCE)
Other partners > EADS - Astrium (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Département de Mécanique des Structures et Matériaux - DMSM (Toulouse, France) - Modélisation des Systèmes et Microsystèmes Mécaniques - Comportement dynamique des structures
Laboratoire de Génie Mécanique de Toulouse - LGMT (Toulouse, France) - Matériaux et Structures Composites
Deposited On:15 Dec 2009 08:45

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