Assessment of the time-varying load influence on damping abilities of steel beams filled with composite material

  • Paweł DunajEmail author
  • Marcin Chodźko
  • Tomasz Okulik
  • Stefan Berczyński
  • Bartosz Powałka
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


The damping of steel welded machine tool bodies is usually insufficient in a perspective of functional properties of the machine. Therefore, methods are sought to increase their ability to dissipate energy. One of the solutions is to fill steel welded body with a composite material based on an epoxy resin. Such a structure should maintain its good damping abilities during machine tool lifetime regardless of time-varying loads accompanying cutting process. In the paper an analysis of the time-varying load influence on damping abilities of steel beams filled with composite material is presented. Three beams differing in terms of composition of composite material were subjected to time-varying load and for each four hundred thousand cycles, damping was determined using the half power method. Based on the obtained results, it was found that increase of the number of cycles of time-varying load does not affect the damping properties.


machine tool composite material time-varying loads damping 


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The presented research was financed from the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Development Programme 2014-2020. Measure “Regional scientific and re-search agendas”. Project “Light vertical lathe” No. POIR.04.01.02-00-0078/16.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paweł Dunaj
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcin Chodźko
    • 1
  • Tomasz Okulik
    • 1
  • Stefan Berczyński
    • 1
  • Bartosz Powałka
    • 1
  1. 1.West Pomeranian University of Technology SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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