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What is the meaning of Damping?

Vibration, or free oscillations, of real world systems do not persist indefinitely, that is, they die out gradually unless excited by some external agent or force. Without external excitation, oscillations are suppressed or damped by resistances to the motion. All real world systems contain inherent damping. In physical systems damping is produced by friction or internal energy losses. Frequently, damping is intentionally imposed as a controlling mechanism.

Books Related to Damping

T. Tupper Hyde, "Damping and Isolation: Smart Structures and Materials 2000 : Proceedings, 6-8 March 2000, Newport Beach, California (Proceedings of Spie--the International Society for Optical Engineering, V. 3989.)".
     —More information on Damping and Isolation: Smart Structures and Materials 2000 : Proceedings, 6-8 March 2000, Newport Beach, California (Proceedings of Spie--the International Society for Optical Engineering, V. 3989.)

C. F. Beards, "Structural Vibration: Analysis and Damping".
     —More information on Structural Vibration: Analysis and Damping


 

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