What is the Damping Coefficient of Materials? 

February 03, 2015

A damping coefficient is a material property that indicates whether a material will bounce back or return energy to a system. For example, a basketball has a low damping coefficient (a good bounce back). If the bounce is caused by an unwanted vibration or shock, a high damping coefficient in the material will diminish the response. It will swallow the energy and reduce the undesired reaction.

 

What is the constant material damping coefficient? 

February 03, 2015

The material damping coefficient is a number furnished by the manufacturer that describes the materials characteristic and ability in a damping system. Engineers use this number to evaluate different material’s ability to return energy to a system. The material damping coefficient is a property that indicates whether a material will bounce back. For example, a basketball has a low damping coefficient because it bounces back. In order to stop the basketball from bouncing back, we would need a floor with a material that has a high damping coefficient on the surface. It is like the commercial with the bowling ball dropping on the mattress. There is no bounce back because the mattress has a high damping coefficient. It swallows the energy and reduces the reaction of the system.

 

What is the best elastic dampening material? 

February 03, 2015

Elastic damping materials are using for a lot of things. The same material may be a good solution for multiple applications. Damping materials are used to reduce excessive vibration, dissipate increased heat, or reduce the strain and stress of using a machine for the operator. Of these things vibration is the most common and can typically cause the most problems. Elastic materials are used because they return to their original shape after absorbing shock or vibration. Viscoelastic materials are commonly used because they turn the energy from the displacement to heat released and return to their original shape. This is a desired effect in most applications.

 

What is the best CD player damping material? 

February 03, 2015

CD drives are a big part of our lives. We use them in our computers, stereos, game systems, and stand-alone players for music, games, file storage, software installation, and more. These drives are fragile and require protection from bumps and drops. CD drives also vibrate from spinning which can cause unwanted noise and shakiness. This not only interferes with the sound quality, but also can cause tracking errors on the drive. The vibration and bumps need to be addressed.

 

The Difference Between Elastic Materials and Viscoelastic Materials  

February 03, 2015

Elasticity is the tendency of solid materials to return to their original shape after being forces are applied on them. When the forces are removed, the object will return to its initial shape and size if the material is elastic. What are viscous materials? Viscosity is a measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow. A fluid with large viscosity resists motion. A fluid with low viscosity flows. For example, water flows easier than syrup because it has a lower viscosity. High viscosity materials might include honey, syrups, or gels – generally things that resist flow. Water is a low viscosity material, as it flows readily. Viscous materials are thick or sticky or adhesive. They don’t flow easily. Heating reduces viscosity. (Warm syrup flows more easily than cold.)

 

Elastic damping materials 

February 03, 2015

Damping material is used in a wide range of applications. Each use is unique, but that does not mean that the same material cannot be used in multiple types of situations. In the simplest of terms, damping material either reduces excessive vibration, dissipates increased heat, or reduces the strain and stress of using a machine for the operator. Of these things, vibration is the most common and can typically cause the most problems. Elastic damping materials return to their original shape after absorbing shock or vibration.

 

A Good Damping Material Audio and Electronics 

February 03, 2015

Audio and electronics are very sensitive to vibrations and noise. They can not only interfere with sound quality, but also cause tracking errors or skipping or interference with other components. Whether you are dealing with laptops, towers, video game systems, your stereo, TV, or automobile audio systems, vibration needs to be addressed. The control of vibration is important for two reasons: firstly, personal comfort, health and safety may be adversely affected if humans are subjected to excessive vibration. Secondly, equipment suffering from external vibration may not perform as required, or a piece of vibrating equipment may cause adjacent machinery or equipment to perform in an unsatisfactory way.

 

A Really Good Elastic Polymer Material 

February 03, 2015

A really good elastic polymer material has good damping properties and can be used in a variety of applications to absorb shock, dissipate heat, isolate vibration, or damp noise. It will have a high damping coefficient, indicating that the material will bounce back or return energy to the system. It needs to be work in a wide range of temperatures and environments, including exposure to chemicals. It must conform to any shape or size or thickness without adding bulk or weight to the item. The material should be easy to cut in order to custom fit it to the desired location. It must be cost effective and readily available.

 

Unique Urethane Dampens Shocks and Noise 

February 03, 2015

A proprietary visco-elastic polyurethane offers design engineers unique opportunities to dampen vibrations and noise in mechanical systems. Sorobothane® is a thermoset, polyether-based polyurethane solid that flows like a liquid under load while retaining excellent memory.

 

Study finds Sorbothane Ultra Orthotic Arch to be the Most Comfortable Arch Support 

February 03, 2015

The purpose of this experiment was to discuss the conditions of individuals with flat feet and fallen arches and to investigate the effects of arch support orthotics on those individuals. Evidence from previous research, as well as in this experiment, does suggest that arch supports do improve comfort for wearers. By comparing various brands and using a controlled amount of shoe types the study was applied to two users who had either low arches or none at all on their feet. The student researcher considered ergonomic approaches to the problem including the anthropometric measurements, the biomechanical approach, and Frederick Taylor’s adaptation of the scientific management methodology.

 
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