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Title: Experimental evaluation of low-pass shock isolation performance of elastomers using frequency-based Kolsky bar analyses

Abstract

Elastomeric materials are used as shock isolation materials in a variety of environments to dampen vibrations and/or absorb energy from external impact to minimize energy transfer between two objects or bodies. Some applications require the shock isolation materials to behave as a low-pass mechanical filter to mitigate the shock/impact at high frequencies but transmit the energy at low frequencies with minimal attenuation. To fulfill this requirement, a shock isolation material needs to be carefully evaluated and selected with proper experimental design, procedures, and analyses. In this study, a Kolsky bar was modified with precompression (up to 15.5 kN) and confinement capabilities to evaluate low-pass shock isolation performance in terms of acceleration attenuation through a variety of elastomers. Also investigated were the effects of preload and specimen geometry on the low-pass shock isolation response.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1247660
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1360801
Report Number(s):
SAND-2016-0242J; SAND-2016-7383J
Journal ID: ISSN 1679-7817; 618368
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1679-7817
Publisher:
SciELO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; shock isolation; frequency response; Kolsky bar; rubbers; EPDM; polyurethane; neoprene

Citation Formats

Knight, Marlene E., Sanborn, Brett, Song, Bo, and Nishida, Erik. Experimental evaluation of low-pass shock isolation performance of elastomers using frequency-based Kolsky bar analyses. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1590/1679-78253268.
Knight, Marlene E., Sanborn, Brett, Song, Bo, & Nishida, Erik. Experimental evaluation of low-pass shock isolation performance of elastomers using frequency-based Kolsky bar analyses. United States. doi:10.1590/1679-78253268.
Knight, Marlene E., Sanborn, Brett, Song, Bo, and Nishida, Erik. Thu . "Experimental evaluation of low-pass shock isolation performance of elastomers using frequency-based Kolsky bar analyses". United States. doi:10.1590/1679-78253268. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1247660.
@article{osti_1247660,
title = {Experimental evaluation of low-pass shock isolation performance of elastomers using frequency-based Kolsky bar analyses},
author = {Knight, Marlene E. and Sanborn, Brett and Song, Bo and Nishida, Erik},
abstractNote = {Elastomeric materials are used as shock isolation materials in a variety of environments to dampen vibrations and/or absorb energy from external impact to minimize energy transfer between two objects or bodies. Some applications require the shock isolation materials to behave as a low-pass mechanical filter to mitigate the shock/impact at high frequencies but transmit the energy at low frequencies with minimal attenuation. To fulfill this requirement, a shock isolation material needs to be carefully evaluated and selected with proper experimental design, procedures, and analyses. In this study, a Kolsky bar was modified with precompression (up to 15.5 kN) and confinement capabilities to evaluate low-pass shock isolation performance in terms of acceleration attenuation through a variety of elastomers. Also investigated were the effects of preload and specimen geometry on the low-pass shock isolation response.},
doi = {10.1590/1679-78253268},
journal = {Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures},
number = 3,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 26 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Jan 26 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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