Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 385–392 | Cite as

Damping properties of composites based on interpenetrating polymer networks formed in the presence of compatibilizing additives

  • N. V. Babkina
  • Yu. S. Lipatov
  • T. T. Alekseeva


From the results of an analysis of the viscoelastic characteristics of semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (semi-IPNs) that are based on a crosslinked polyurethane and a linear polystyrene and are formed in the presence of compatibilizing additives (oligourethane dimethacrylate and ethylene glycol monomethacrylate), their damping ability is est mated. Such parameters as the tangent of mechanical loss (tan δ) at the glass-transition temperature, the temperature interval of effective damping (where tan δ > 0.3), and the loss area under the loss modulus vs. temperature plots are used as the criteria of damping ability. It is shown that the introduction of the compatibilizing additives to the semi-IPNs extends the interval of their effective damping temperature. By varying the composition of the material and the amount of the compatibilizing additives, it is possible to realize a purposeful selection of vibration-damping materials for solving specific technological problems.


viscoelastic properties damping capability interpenetrating polymer networks compatibilizing additives mechanical losses loss modulus loss area 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Babkina
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Lipatov
    • 1
  • T. T. Alekseeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of High-Molecular ChemistryUkrainian National Academy of SciencesKievUkraine

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