Damping in Composite Fan Blades

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Mechanical Engineering


Project Summary: Damping is a key parameter that influences the vibration behaviour of a gas turbine component. The main contributions to the total damping of a component are aerodynamic damping, mechanical damping and material damping. The key stages of the project are as follows:
1. Characterise the material damping properties of the primary structural carbon-fibre reinforced epoxy resin material used in the current composite components.
2. Develop a method for the prediction of material damping for a composite component.
3. Complete validation testing and validate analysis methods against experimental tests.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512540/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2022
2148855 Studentship EP/R512540/1 05/12/2017 04/06/2021 Tom Mace