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Numerical Simulation of the Damping Behavior of Particle-Filled Hollow Spheres

  • Tobias Steinle
  • Jadran Vrabec
  • Andrea Walther
Conference paper

Abstract

In light of an increasing awareness of environmental challenges, extensive research is underway to develop new light-weight materials. A problem arising with these materials is their increased response to vibration. This can be solved using a new composite material that contains embedded hollow spheres that are partially filled with particles. Progress on the adaptation of molecular dynamics towards a particle-based numerical simulation of this material is reported. This includes the treatment of specific boundary conditions and the adaption of the force computation. First results are presented that showcase the damping properties of such particle-filled spheres in a bouncing experiment.

Keywords

Hollow Sphere Lightweight Material Single Sphere Reasonable Computing Time Hollow Sphere Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Thermodynamics and Energy TechnologyUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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