Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 36, Issue 24, pp 5733-5737

First online:

Review: Materials for vibration damping

  • D. D. L. ChungAffiliated withComposite Materials Research Laboratory, State, University of New York at Buffalo

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Materials for vibration damping, including metals, polymers, cement and their composites, are reviewed. Metals and polymers are dominant due to their viscoelasticity. Damping enhancement mainly involves microstructural design for metals, interface design for polymers and admixture use for cement.