Improved viscoelastic damping for earthquake-resistant wood structures

In this work viscoelastic polymeric damping material was studied for its ability to damp out vibrations in wood structures (houses). This is accomplished by placing a thin layer of the material between wood stud and sheathing material. Damping performance of three individual polymers was obtained an...

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Journal Title: International Journal of Polymeric Materials Vol. 56; no. 1; pp. 55 - 64
Authors: David Dinehart, Donald D. Joye
Format: Article
Published: Philadelphia, PA : Taylor and Francis Inc., 2007