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Application of piezoceramic materials in actuation and sensing of vibration is of currentinterest. Potential and more popular applications of piezoceramics are probably in the field of activevibration control. However, the objective of this work is to investigate the effect of shunted piezoceramicsas passive vibration control devices when bonded to a host structure. Resistive shunting of a piezoceramicbonded to a cantilevered duralumin beam has been investigated. The piezoceramic is connected in parallelto an electrical network comprising of resistors and inductors. The piezoceramic is a capacitor that storesand discharges electrical energy that is transformed from the mechanical motion of the structure to whichit is bonded. A resistor acros the piezoceramic would be termed as a resistively shunted piezoceramic.Similarly, an inductor across the piezoceramic is termed as a resonantly shunted piezoceramic. In thisstudy, the effect of resistive shunting on the nature of damping enhancement to the host structure has beeninvestigated. Analytical studies are presented along with experimental results.