Influence of Sandwich Damping on the Loss Factor of Multi-Plies Bellows
Multi-plies bellows is a kind of cylindrical thin-walled container with curved shape. It is effective in seal, energy storage and vibration isolation. In the paper, the modal loss factor of multi-plies bellows was analyzed based on the modal strain energy method. Then the finite element models of multi-piles bellows were given by ANSYS. The mechanical performance of bellows was analyzed in detail. The strain energy distribution of multi-plies bellows and viscoelsticity layer were given. According to the strain energy, the influence of sandwich damping on the loss factor was studied. The results show that the loss factor can be improved by employing the sandwich damping with big thickness and elastic modulus 200MPa.
W. Ma et al., "Influence of Sandwich Damping on the Loss Factor of Multi-Plies Bellows", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 2998-3002, 2011