THE DATA SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

Measured vibration characteristics of conventional and Countervail® material systems

THE PROBLEM:

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.

THE CONCEPT:

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.

THE RESULT:

Countervail® layups can be tailored to balance stiffness, strength and damping performance that outperform constructions using traditional approaches.

FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES

COUNTLESS APPLICATIONS

COUNTLESS APPLICATIONS

Countervail® provides high level vibration-canceling without penalizing other performance characteristics. Applicable to a wide range of commercial products where dynamic response drives performance.

MINIMAL WEIGHT

MINIMAL WEIGHT

Countervail® is a materials solution with no active damping components (piezoelectrics, springs, etc.), resulting in minimal, if any, dependent weight.

MANUFACTURING INTEGRITY

MANUFACTURING INTEGRITY

Standard fiber reinforced composite processes and equipment are required for product construction. Virtually no changes in manufacturing process are required for implementation.

CONTACT US

 

 
 
 
 

 

Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road, Horsham, PA 19044
Tel: 215-542-8400
Email: scott@materials-sciences.com