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5 May 1995 Optimal design of structures with active constrained-layer damping
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A piezoelectric element and a constrained layer damping element are combined to allow for an active constrained layer damping treatment. The development of these elements is reviewed and results are compared with the literature to insure that the elements work together. A procedure for placing patches damping treatments or other material anomalies on structures is introduced. The patch placement process uses a grid deformation procedure to realign elements with the patch boundaries. This makes the process of optimally locating the damping treatment one of continuous variables. The patch placement process is used in conjunction with the combined elements and an optimization algorithm to design an active constrained layer damping treatment and the beam to which it is attached.
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Duane E. Veley and S. S. Rao "Optimal design of structures with active constrained-layer damping", Proc. SPIE 2445, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Passive Damping, (5 May 1995);

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