This one-day seminar highlights energy dissipation mechanisms in a variety of different damping materials. The aims are to help explain the way in which different damping materials work and to promote discussion about the benefits of each type of mechanism.
Presentations will include the latest research on fibre and metal matrix composite systems, particulate enhanced polymers, micro-friction processes in coatings and thin air films.
The main driving forces behind this seminar are the engineering needs to increase the operating range and performance of damping technologies model or estimate the vibration performance of damped components.
The organisers expect the seminar to be equally relevant to industry-based engineers involved in improving the vibration performance of machinery and components and to academics.