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Viscoelastic Dampening Reduces Up to 70% Vibration and Noise

Posted on Thu, Aug 30, 2012

Noise and vibration tend to be very efficiently transmitted through stiff, metallic and Gleicher Viscoelastic Dampeningtherefore resonant structures. One common way of overcoming the considerable nuisance this can cause for the occupants is by absorbing the vibration and actually converting it to heat using viscoelastic dampening materials.

More commonly used in electronics, viseoclastic dampening polymers effectively control resonance induced vibrations in vibrating structures or devices. Viscoelastic Damping Polymers are designed to have both "Viscous" and "Elastic" characteristics; "Viscous" to damp vibrational energy by converting it to negligible heat and "Elastic" to allow it to recover after each vibration cycle repetitively. Vibration amplitudes and structure-borne noise, subsequently can be reduced. With this technology it is possible to reduce noise levels by 50-70% with the right choice of materials and their effective application.

In addition to reduced noise, product fatigue and performance are enhanced.

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