THE DATA SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Measured vibration characteristics of conventional and Countervail® material systems
High levels of damping typically are achieved by adding parasitic mass or material layers, which results in compliant or soft products; a problem for high-performance applications.
Countervail® is a composite-material system that combines traditional damping layer concepts and a patented fiber preform. The experimentally-proven unparalleled damping is derived from the fiber preform; the fiber pattern maximizes the vibrational energy dissipation in the surrounding polymeric materials.
Countervail® layups can be tailored to balance stiffness, strength and damping performance that outperform constructions using traditional approaches.
FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES
Countervail® provides high level vibration-canceling without penalizing other performance characteristics. Applicable to a wide range of commercial products where dynamic response drives performance.
Countervail® is a materials solution with no active damping components (piezoelectrics, springs, etc.), resulting in minimal, if any, dependent weight.
Standard fiber reinforced composite processes and equipment are required for product construction. Virtually no changes in manufacturing process are required for implementation.