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Isolation and transmissibility of shipboard equipment with carbon fiber reinforced polymer mount

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dc.contributor.advisor James H. Williams, Jr. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Rachel Taylor en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T19:01:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T19:01:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/74495
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 47). en_US
dc.description.abstract The isolation and transmissibility of shipboard equipment is important to the function of a ship. The transmission of vibration from an engine to its surroundings can be devastating to sensitive equipment and disrupt normal operations. Isolator pads can be used to dampen transmissions from equipment to the ship and vice versa. In this thesis isolator pads of three different materials were considered: carbon fiber reinforced material (CFRP), steel, and rubber. These isolator pads were paired with two pieces of equipment. The first was a marine diesel engine with a relatively large mass and internal rotation. The second piece of equipment was an electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) with a relatively small mass and no rotating parts. The rubber isolator pad was not a good isolating pad compared to either CFRP or steel, which had comparable responses to impulse and step inputs as well as transmissibility or isolation. For the marine diesel engine the steel isolator pad was marginally better, while the CFRP was best for the ECDIS. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Rachel Taylor Lewis. en_US
dc.format.extent 47 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Isolation and transmissibility of shipboard equipment with carbon fiber reinforced polymer mount en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 813311032 en_US


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