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Homework Help: Specifying a damper

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am trying to design a damper but am struggling with some calculations.
    The layout is shown below
    The two red beams are fixed length, with the longer beam rotating clockwise around the blue pivot
    The specification I have to go on is that the damper has to absorb 4500J in a 15mm stroke, and the load should not exceed 400kN

    Any help with some of the dynamics calculations would be massively appreciated or just pointers/hints
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