Fe-Cr-X alloys: Steels with enhanced damping capacity

Tomi Lindroos, Marjaana Peltonen, Marke Kallio, Jukka Janhunen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific


    Mechanical vibration causes problems in many applications.For this reason control of vibration energy has been an active research topic for many years.Vibration controlling efforts can be focused on different fields: excitation, transfer paths, joints, damping and sound radiation.One attractive way to solve vibration problems is to increase the damping capacity of structural materials.This paper deals with the enhanced damping capacity of Fe-Cr-X based alloys.In the present work, the effects of alloying elements and heat treatment condition on mechanical properties and internal friction were studied.Five different compositions of industrial purity raw materials were manufactured by vacuum induction melting.Hot and cold rolling of the billets were done prior to heat treatments at different temperatures (1000 °C, 1050 °C, 1100 °C, 1150 °C) and time (3 h and 6 h).Dependence of the damping capacity of the specimens on heat treatment state and excitation level were evaluated by calculating the logarithmic decrement from free decay of a cantilever beam.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Material Research at VTT
    Subtitle of host publicationSymposium on Applied Materials
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6312-3
    ISBN (Print)951-38-6311-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventInternal Symposium on Applied Materials - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 8 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    ConferenceInternal Symposium on Applied Materials


    Dive into the research topics of 'Fe-Cr-X alloys: Steels with enhanced damping capacity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this