MSA  Vol.6 No.6 , June 2015
Identification of Modal Loss Factor of a Sandwich Composite Structure with Polyethylene Terephthalate Core in the Aspect of Core Properties Determination
ABSTRACT
Comparison of the loss factor determination methods of the sandwich composite structure with polyethylene terephthalate core in the aspect of core material rheological parameters identification was the purpose of the study. Three frequency bandwidths n dB: 1 dB, 2 dB, 3 dB methods, the resonant amplitude method and the fit method of the response of the one degree of freedom model system are taken into considerations. Identification procedure, according to ASTM E756-2005 [1] based on experimental studies of the forced vibrations of the composite structure was presented in the paper. To determine the function of the complex shear modulus of the core material, the Nelder-Mead method is applied. Shear modulus and loss factor identification results were presented on the plots in the frequency domain. The results in a quantitative manner set the applied methods and their practical utility in order.

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Marynowski, K. and Grochowska, K. (2015) Identification of Modal Loss Factor of a Sandwich Composite Structure with Polyethylene Terephthalate Core in the Aspect of Core Properties Determination. Materials Sciences and Applications, 6, 473-488. doi: 10.4236/msa.2015.66051.
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