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Dynamic Behavior Of Sandwich Beams With Internal Resonators, Bhisham Nar Narain Sharma Oct 2013

Dynamic Behavior Of Sandwich Beams With Internal Resonators, Bhisham Nar Narain Sharma

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Dynamic behavior of sandwich beams with internal resonators was investigated. The effect of inserting spring-mass resonators into the sandwich core was theoretically analyzed and it was shown that a wave attenuation bandgap exists due to local resonance. Steady state experiments were used to demonstrate such an attenuation bandgap. Frequency response functions were obtained for a beam with resonators and without resonators. It was shown that insertion of resonators into the core causes a wave attenuation bandgap to open up. The experimental results were verified using finite element simulations. Further experiments were carried out by tuning the resonators at 12 Hz ...