Experimental evaluation of damping of fiber-reinforced composites

Academic Article


  • Anisotropic behavior of damping in fiber-reinforced composites is well established. An attempt is made to measure all the six loss factors for glass fiber-reinforced epoxy (three in normal and three in shear) experimentally using free decay method. Different types of specimen such as beam, tubular and cuboidal in shape made from glass fiber-reinforced epoxy are tested under different loading conditions. The six loss factors (η11, η22, η33, η12, η13 and η23) so determined are compared with the analytical results.
  • Pubmed Id

  • 7560692
  • Author List

  • Chandra R; Singh SP; Gupta K
  • Start Page

  • 96
  • End Page

  • 107
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 2