Free Vibration Analysis Of Truncated Sandwich Conical Shells With Constrained Electro-Rheological Fluid Damping

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 126)

Abstract. This article presents the frequency and damping characteristics of sandwich conical shell structures with electro-rheological fluid (ER) core. The dynamic characteristics of conical shell for different core to facing thickness ratio (t c t f ), length to mean radius (L / R) ratio and effect of cone angle on frequency and damping for different boundary conditions are carried out. The variation of damping characteristics of electro-rheological fluid core with electric voltage is also investigated.


complex shear modulus electro-rheological fluid truncated conical shell 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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