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[Ph.D.] Caractérisation Mécanique De Matériaux Fibreux En Vibro-Acoustique, Olivier Doutres Ph.D. Aug 2007

[Ph.D.] Caractérisation Mécanique De Matériaux Fibreux En Vibro-Acoustique, Olivier Doutres Ph.D.

Olivier Doutres Ph.D.

This work deals with modelization and characterization of the mechanical properties of soft fibrous materials used in aeronautic industries. First, the Biot-Allard model and a simplified model dedicated to soft materials are presented. The simplified model, called limp model, assumes that the frame has no bulk stiffness. Being an equivalent fluid model accounting for the the motion of the frame, it has fewer limitations than the usual equivalent fluid model assuming a rigid frame. A criterion is proposed to identify the porous materials for which the limp model can be used : the use of the Biot model is generally recommended ...


Design And Characteristics Of A Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus, Radek Glaser, Jesse Haines, Christopher Knight May 2007

Design And Characteristics Of A Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus, Radek Glaser, Jesse Haines, Christopher Knight

Radek Glaser

A Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus, also known as Kolsky Bar that is capable of conducting compressive strain rate testing in the approximate ranges from 50 to 10^4 in/in per second was designed as a part of a Senior Design Project. Generally, this device is similar to that first used by Kolsky in 1949. The design of this device is presented here in two stages: 1. Research, design and manufacturing of the Stress Generating System 2. Experimental Part – Testing of the apparatus to obtain necessary data. The present phase of the design was focused mostly on the stress ...