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Vibration characteristics of smart sandwich beams embedded with magnetorheological elastomer cores

Choi, W.J., Xiong, Y.P. and Shenoi, R.A. (2007) Vibration characteristics of smart sandwich beams embedded with magnetorheological elastomer cores In Advancements in Marine Structures: Proceedings of the 1st MARSTRUCT International Conference, Glasgow, UK, 12-14 March 2007. Taylor & Francis. 8 pp, pp. 421-428.

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Magnetorheological Elastomer (MRE) material consisting of a natural or synthetic rubber filled with micron sized iron particles is a smart material whose properties can be controlled by external excitation. Due to rubber like properties, MRE maybe appropriate to apply as a core material in sandwich structures. In this paper, the dynamic characteristics of an MRE core embedded smart sandwich beam are investigated. An analytical model based on Frostig’s high order beam theory is enhanced to include viscoelastic material prop-erties and their frequency dependence. In numerical simulations, sandwich beam-like structures with varying portions of MRE core and different boundary conditions are considered. Based on numerical study, mode shapes are changed at some particular frequencies depending on the strength of magnetic field. The maximum change of the resonant frequency is up to 12% and the first resonant peak decreases by about 8dB due to in-creased damping in MRE when magnetic field applied. MRE core embedded sandwich beam are shown as be-ing able to achieve adjustable stiffness and damping to design tuneable vibration absorber for applications in ship structures.

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Submitted date: December 2006
Published date: 2007
Venue - Dates: MARSTRUCT 2007: 1st International Conference on Marine Structures: Advancements in Marine Structures, 2007-03-12 - 2007-03-14
Keywords: magnetorheological elastomer (mre), smart material, dynamic characteristics, high order sandwich plate theory
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 50021
ISBN: 9780415437257
PURE UUID: ff70dd78-a085-4c7e-903f-273d3d350825
ORCID for Y.P. Xiong: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 16:32

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