Effects of Additional Mass on Modal Experimental Analysis of 3-Dimension and 5-Direction Braided Composites
The work of vibration test has significant meanings for the researches and applications of 3-dimension and 5-direction braided composites. This article discusses the effects of added mass with different weight on the modal test of 3-dimension and 5-direction braided composites. The comparison of the modal parameters of 3-dimension and 5-direction braided composites tested by different weight of mass reveals that the additional mass is a mostly influence factor for vibration property of 3-dimension and 5-direction braided composites. The results of frequency response and force response curves show that smaller mass accelerometer is more effective for a wider range of frequencies around the resonance frequency, a higher natural frequency and a larger peak in these points. Force-response curves show that force response amplitude increases with the increase of additional mass weight, and the larger additional mass, the shorter time taken for reaching stationary state. The errors of natural frequency and damping ratio increase when the weight of additional mass increases. With the increase of modal orders, relative errors of modal characteristics have slighter decreasing degrees. The results derived from this article will provide a useful reference for precise modal analysis of 3-dimension and 5-direction braided composites.
Shengyi Li, Yingchun Liu, Rongbo Zhu, Hongguang Li, Wensi Ding
Y. Gao and J. L. Li, "Effects of Additional Mass on Modal Experimental Analysis of 3-Dimension and 5-Direction Braided Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 34-35, pp. 1467-1470, 2010