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Title: Pre-strain effect on frequency-based impact energy dissipation through a silicone foam pad for shock mitigation [Pre-strain effect on the frequency response of shock mitigation through a silicone foam pad]

Silicone foams have been used in a variety of applications from gaskets to cushioning pads over a wide range of environments. Particularly, silicone foams are used as a shock mitigation material for shock and vibration applications. Understanding the shock mitigation response, particularly in the frequency domain, is critical for optimal designs to protect internal devices and components more effectively and efficiently. The silicone foams may be subjected to pre-strains during the assembly process which may consequently influence the frequency response with respect to shock mitigation performance. A Kolsky compression bar was modified with pre-compression capabilities to characterize the shock mitigation response of silicone foam in the frequency domain to determine the effect of pre-strain. Lastly, a silicone sample was also intentionally subjected to repeated pre-strain and dynamic loadings to explore the effect of repeated loading on the frequency response of shock mitigation.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. The Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2199-7446; PII: 43
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2199-7446
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Kolsky bar; frequency response; silicone foam; energy dissipation; shock mitigation
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