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Coatings 2017, 7(2), 32; doi:10.3390/coatings7020032

Damping Optimization of Hard-Coating Thin Plate by the Modified Modal Strain Energy Method

School of Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
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Academic Editors: Quanshun Luo and Yongzhen Zhang
Received: 17 December 2016 / Revised: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 10 February 2017 / Published: 17 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanical Behavior of Coatings and Engineered Surfaces)
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Due to the medium and small damping characteristics of the hard coating compared with viscoelastic materials, the classical modal strain energy (CMSE) method cannot be applied to the prediction of damping characteristics of hard-coating composite structure directly. In this study, the CMSE method was modified in order to be suitable for this calculation, and then the damping optimization of the hard-coating thin plate was carried out. First, the solution formula of modified modal strain energy (MMSE) method was derived and the relevant calculation procedure was proposed. Then, based on the principle that depositing the hard coating on the locations where modal strain energy is higher, the damping optimization method and procedure were presented. Next, a cantilever thin plate coated with Mg-Al hard coating was taken as an example to demonstrate the solution of the modal damping parameters for the composite plate. Finally, the optimization of coating location was studied according to the proposed method for the cantilever thin plate, and the effect of the coating area on the damping characteristics of hard-coating plate was also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: hard coating; modified modal strain energy method; thin plate; damping; optimization hard coating; modified modal strain energy method; thin plate; damping; optimization

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Sun, W.; Liu, R. Damping Optimization of Hard-Coating Thin Plate by the Modified Modal Strain Energy Method. Coatings 2017, 7, 32.

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