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April 20, 2005

A “Toolbox” of Damping Treatments for Concrete Structures

The paper presents measures by which significant changes in the damping of concrete may be achieved.  A variety of alterations in mix design were examined experimentally, and the most effective treatments involved the use of polymer admixtures.  Significant changes in damping were associated with the use of several types of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) latex, ethyl-vinyl-acetate (EVA) latex, and styrene-acrylic ester (SAE), as well as a blend of SBR and partially-solidified vegetable gum.  The polymer treatments resulted in frequency- and temperature-dependent damping properties.

H. Amick and P. J. M. Monteiro, “A “Toolbox” of Damping Treatments for Concrete Structures,” Proc. Structures 2005, April 20-24, 2005, New York, NY.