Vibration damping characteristics of the cork-based composite material in line to frequency analysis
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Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Mobile Machinery and Railway Transport, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Antanas Gustaitis’ Aviation Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania
Submission date: 2022-04-13
Final revision date: 2022-06-22
Acceptance date: 2022-07-12
Online publication date: 2022-08-26
Publication date: 2022-11-25
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Mykola Karpenko   

Department of Mobile Machinery and Railway, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223, Vilnius, Lithuania
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2022;60(4):593-602
The conducted research suggests possibility of replacing extruded polystyrene with a renewable cork-based material in laminated composite structures. Different fractions of the cork-based material of a composite laminate have been applied. The composites have been tested employing a hammer-focused vibration method. Conforming to obtained results, the cork-based material of smaller fraction has damping properties similar to those of the extruded polystyrene composite. Integrating cork into the structure of the composite has the opportunity to develop a more eco-friendlier and sustainable product and to improve the adaptive properties of passive control systems used for vibration damping applications operating in the middle and high frequency zones.
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