Temperature Dependent Damping in Additively Manufactured ‎Polymer Structures

Document Type : Special Issue Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1025 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, USA

2 Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 394 Town Engineering, 813 Bissell Road, Ames, IA, 50011, USA‎

3 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1320 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA‎


Temperature effects are predominantly ignored when computing the dynamic response of structures. Yet, in applications where large changes in temperature occur, the dynamic response can drastically change. This is particularly true for polymers. While the temperature effects on modulus and loss factor are often available for most polymers, this change is not addressed or corrected for. Meanwhile, the recent research on additively manufactured polymer metastructures has yet to consider the effects of temperature change on their ability to suppress vibrations. In order to fill this gap, the study presented in this paper focuses on the effects of temperature change on additively manufactured structures.


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