Damping in metal-matrix composites. Theory and experiment Conference Paper uri icon


  • In order to measure intrinsic material damping one must use a uniform strain field. A new method for measuring damping in uniaxial loading is presented. The phase by which the stress leads the strain is determined to an accuracy of 10-4 radians using the elementary theory of Fourier transforms. The technique is then used to study the laminate. Following Ni and Adams [1], a model for calculating axial damping is presented. Close agreement between theory and experiment is observed.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Petroleum Division (Publication) PD

author list (cited authors)

  • Kinra, V. K., Wren, G. G., & Milligan, K. B.

complete list of authors

  • Kinra, VK||Wren, GG||Milligan, KB

publication date

  • January 1991