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Polymers for Vibration Damping Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128192528, 9780128192535

Polymers for Vibration Damping Applications

1st Edition

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Authors: Bikash Chakraborty Debdatta Ratna
Paperback ISBN: 9780128192528
eBook ISBN: 9780128192535
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st January 2020
Page Count: 348
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Polymers for Vibration Damping Applications is a detailed guide on the use of polymers and polymer composites for vibration and shock damping. The book begins with two chapters that introduce the fundamentals of both vibration and shock damping. The next part of the book presents in-depth coverage of polymeric materials for vibration damping, including viscoelastic properties, design of polymer systems, and modes and applications. Finally, measurement techniques are discussed in detail. Throughout the book, the different perspectives of materials and engineering are considered, and both mathematical and conceptual approaches are used.

This is an essential resource for all those looking to understand the application of polymers for vibration damping, including researchers, scientists and advanced students in polymer science, plastics engineering, materials science and mechanical engineering, as well as engineers and R&D personnel in the automotive, marine, defense and construction industries.

Key Features

  • Equips the reader with a complete, fundamental understanding of vibration and shock damping
  • Explains the viscoelastic properties, design and applications of polymeric materials for vibration damping applications
  • Includes cutting-edge research on the use of polymers for advanced civil and defense applications


Academia: Researchers, scientists, and advanced students, in polymer science, plastics engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering. Industry: Engineers and R&D personnel looking to utilize polymers and plastics in applications requiring vibration damping, e.g. automotive, marine, defense, construction

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals of Vibration Damping
    2. Fundamentals of Shock Damping 
    3. Viscoelasticity
    4. Design of Polymer Systems for Vibration Damping
    5. Modes of Damping
    6. Experimental Techniques and Instruments for Vibration damping


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About the Authors

Bikash Chakraborty

Dr. Chakraborty graduated in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University (India) and attained a Ph.D. in Chemical engineering from IIT Bombay (India). He served on the Defence Research and Development Organisation in Mumbai and Ambernath (India) till 2016 and retired as an "Outstanding scientist". He thereafter served as Director, Polymer Nano Technology Centre in BSA Crescent Institute of Science & Technology (Chennai, India) for one year. Dr Chakraborty has vast research experience in dynamic viscoelasticity, acoustic polymers, blends, IPNs, composites and nano composites. He has carried out extensive work on vibration damping materials and developed a number of products. He has received several prestigious awards from the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and is a member of various committees for several DRDO laboratories. He has published approximately 60 papers in international journals and has 10 patents to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Navi, Mumbai, India

Debdatta Ratna

Dr. D. Ratna attained his M. Sc in chemistry, M. Tech in materials Science & engineering and a Doctorate in polymer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He was a visiting scientist to Monash University, Australia on BOYSCAST Fellowship in 2000, sponsored by DST, India. He was also a visiting scientist to Technical University, Kaiserslautern, Germany on a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from 2006 to 2008. He has also visited a number of foreign universities / institutions in USA, Australia, Germany and delivered lectures. Dr. Ratna has been working as a scientist at the Naval Materials Research Laboratory (Defence research and development organization-DRDO), Ambernath, Maharashtra, India for the last 25 years and presently heads the polymer science and technology department. He has carried out extensive works on toughened epoxy composites, nanocomposites, shape memory polymers and interpenetrating polymer network-based vibration damping materials. He has published more than 90 technical papers in reputed international journals and authored two single authored books. He has served as a reviewer for several international journals and research grant councils of Hong Kong, Czech Republic & USA. He has received laboratory level and national awards for product development and technology innovation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Directorate of Polymer Science and Technology, Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India

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