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Free Vibration Question

  1. May 31, 2006 #1
    Considering the free vibration response of a single degree of freedom system:

    It is observed ,that, larger the Time Period (Vibration Period -"T") of the system(consider a single degree of freedom system), greater is the peak deformation of the system.Right?

    Time Period on the other hand is directly proportional to the mass (m)(T=2*pi*sqrt(m/k)) , k being the stffness of the system.

    This means a system having more mass hence more "T" will have higher peak deformation.Right?

    But if a system has more mass it offers more inertia, right?Now, if the system offers more inertia should'nt the peak deformation be less??

    Plz. help!!!
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  3. May 31, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    Why do you say that?
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