Damping is the dissipation of kinetic energy in an oscillating system. Damping is the most efficient solution for remedying resonant vibration, a common and challenging problem that all structures have.
The ratio of energy dissipated to energy stored by a system. Higher loss factors indicate more aggressive damping performance.
Viscoelastic Material (VEM)
A material that exhibits both viscous and elastic behavior. DTI uses these materials extensively in our products.
Viscoelastic materials achieve improved damping performance in a system and are effective at converting mechanical energy to thermal energy.
Consequences of Resonance Excitation
Radiate noise into a cabin environment, such as an airplane, causing discomfort and fatigue to the passengers
Manifest into high cycle fatigue issues causing cracking and damage prematurely to the structure
High vibration levels that can disrupt critical sensor's ability to act as intended.