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Development of Golf Shafts with Vibration Damping

Yasumasa Nakanishi, Megumi Aoki, Kin'ya Matsumoto, Masaki Wakabayashi, Masaki Nakamura


Liquid crystal polymer fiber reinforced plastics is applied to golf shaft. The vibration test of cantilever is carried out to reveal the differece of damping performance between CFRP and LCP-FRP golf shaft. From the result of this vibration test, LCP fiber has high damping properties. Next the paper presents effect of location of high damping material on damping performance. The damping ratio of golf shaft has been investigated by varying the location of high damping sheet from the fixed end of the structure.


Vibration damping, Golf shaft, Vectran fiber, Sheet windingText

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