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Western Michigan University

1999

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Development Of Mechanical Properties Micromapping For Composite Polymer Systems, Zheng Huang Aug 1999

Development Of Mechanical Properties Micromapping For Composite Polymer Systems, Zheng Huang

Master's Theses

By adoption of classic indentation models (Hertzian, modified Hertzian, Sneddon, JKR), the elastic properties of polymeric material can be measured by AFM. Heterogeneous thin films were fabricated from polymer blends with a wide range of Young's moduli and thermal transition temperature to test the developed procedure. Results show that the micromapping of elastic properties can be obtained concurrently for glassy and rubber phases as well as across the interface with a lateral resolution better than 100 nm. Application of the elasticity micromapping on heterogeneous polymeric materials reveals thermal transition temperature that coincides very well with bulk values. Depth profile ...


Active Local Volume Displacement Cancellation Of A Vibrating Baffled Beam, Marcellin Zahui Aug 1999

Active Local Volume Displacement Cancellation Of A Vibrating Baffled Beam, Marcellin Zahui

Dissertations

An active noise control apparatus is developed. The device reduces the sound radiated from a vibrating clamped beam. The attenuation of the sound field is obtained through minimization of local volume displacements of the vibrating beam. Two single-input/single-output cancellation devices are used. Each device employs a motion sensor and an acoustic actuator. The actuator is a loudspeaker equipped with a pressure sensor to detect its volume displacement. The motion sensor signal is related to the local volume displacement of the structure which is then reduced by a loudspeaker driven with an equal but opposing volume displacement. The volume displacement ...