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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 55
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.4

Determination of Loss Factor using Resonant and Non-Resonant Methods

G. Birlik+ and S. Turgay*

+Department of Engineering Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
*Otoyol, Adapazari, Turkey

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
G. Birlik, S. Turgay, "Determination of Loss Factor using Resonant and Non-Resonant Methods", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 139-146, 1998. doi:10.4203/ccp.55.8.4
A comparative assessment of resonant, R, and non-resonant, NR, methods is presented. For this purpose two series, B and W series, of cylindrical specimens were prepared and tested in the laboratory. B and W series were assumed to typify respectively low (eta<0.3) and high damping (eta>0.4) materials. Using a dual channel FFT analyzer the specimens were excited either by random or multisine signals in the frequency range, f <= 200 Hz. Using R and NR methods corresponding loss factors, eta_R and eta_NR were obtained for B and W specimens. eta_R values of the high damping W specimens were approx. 20% high compared to eta_NR values, in the vicinity of their transition frequencies. eta_R and eta_NR values of the low damping B specimens, however, were observed not to differ significantly with respect to each other.

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