Damping with multimaterial technology

Zheng Sun, Martin Hildebrand

Research output: Book/ReportReport


This report reviews the state-of-the-art passive damping technology with special reference to materials, their dissimilar combinations and corresponding joints in the multimaterial products. Basic concepts of damping and its importance on the overall properties of a product are introduced. General mechanisms of damping and the possibilities for enhancing damping are discussed. Furthermore, potential future developments in the field are highlighted. The report is intended to show the potential of multimaterial technology on the improvement of damping and to identify the needs and targets for future R & D efforts in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)951-38-4463-3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


  • vibration
  • damping
  • viscoelasticity
  • alloys
  • polymers
  • joints


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