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Damping Ratio

  1. Dec 1, 2009 #1
    Hi, my question is about determining the damping ratio for the upper spring-damper part of the system given in the link. Is it still r2/(2*sqrt(k2*m2)) or something equivalent should be determined?
    http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3148/sprdampmass.png [Broken]
    Thank you!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 1, 2009 #2
    Please be more specific. I think the only damping constant is r2 and the time constant is either a simple ratio or product of k2 and r2.
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