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AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21762
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21762
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA 19044-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $299,555.00
 

Abstract:

MATERIAL AND STRUCTURAL DAMPING IS REQUIRED IN MANY APPLICATIONS WHEREIN SUPPRESSION OF UNWANTED DYNAMIC DISPLACEMENTS CAN BE CRITICAL. WHILE ACTIVE CONTROL CAN PROVIDE SUCH SUPPRESSION, THE COMPLEXITY AND COST PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE SYSTEMS REDUCE THEIR ATTRACTIVENESS. PASSIVE MATERIAL AND STRUCTURAL DAMPING CAN PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS. RESEARCHERS ARE IDENTIFYING THE POTENTIALS OF AN INNOVATIVE MECHANISSM FOR INDUCING PASSIVE DAMPING. A CLASSICAL METHOD FOR INDUCING DAMPING IN A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT IS THE USE OF PATCHES OF CONSTRAINED VISCO-ELASTIC MATERIAL (VEM). THE VEM DISSIPATES ENERGY AS IT IS DYNAMICALLY STRESSED. BOTH THE VEM AND THE STRUCTURE ADDED TO INDUCE STRESSES ARE PARASITIC ADDITIONS. THE INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR INDUCING STRESS WITHIN THE CONSTRAINED VEM WHILE RETAINING HIGH STRUCTURAL EFFICIENCY IS ADDRESSED. BY TAILORING THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS, STRESS CAN BE INDUCED WITHIN THE VEM TO ENHANCE SYSTEM DAMPING WHILE MAINTAINING REQUIRED STIFFNESS PROPERTIES. THE INNOVATION ALLOWS FOR MULTIPLE VEM LAYERS WITHIN A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT ALLOWING FOR DAMPING OVER EXTENDED FREQUENCY AND TEMPERATURE RANGES. THE RESEARCH ADDRESSES MATERIALS FOR USE IN TRUSS TYPE STRUCTURES, BUT THE INNOVATION CAN BE APPLIED TO A RANGE OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANCES IN NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL; E.G., FOR MACHINERY, TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, CIVIL STRUCTURES, ETC.

Principal Investigator:

B Walter Rosen
2155428400

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corp
500 Office Center Dr Ste 250 Ft Washington, PA 19034

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No