Dynamic Analysis of Viscoelastic Composite Thin-Walled Blade Structures

점탄성-복합재 박판 블레이드 구조물의 진동 해석

  • Shin, Jae-Hyun (Korea university, Mechanical engineering department) ;
  • Na, Sung-Soo (Korea university, Mechanical engineering department) ;
  • Park, Chul-Hue (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
  • Published : 2003.11.05


This paper concerns the analytical modeling and dynamic analysis of advanced cantilevered blade structure implemented by a dual approach based on structural tailoring and viscoelastic materials technology. Whereas structural tailoring uses the directionality properties of advanced composite materials, the passive materials technology exploits the damping capabilities of viscoelastic material(VEM) embedded into the host structure. The structure is modeled as a composite thin-walled beam incorporating a number of nonclassical features such as transverse shear, secondary warping, anisotropy of constituent materials, and rotary inertias. The case of VEM spreaded over the entire span of the structure is considered. The displayed numerical results provide a comprehensive picture of the synergisitic implications of the application of both techniques, namely, the tailoring and damping technology on vibration response of thin-walled beam structure exposed to external time-dependent excitations.