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What is the theory and application for damping

  1. Jun 26, 2006 #1
    what is the theory and application for damping:confused:
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2006 #2

    FredGarvin

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    Are you talking about vibration dampening?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2006 #3

    Mech_Engineer

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    Motion damping?
     
  5. Jun 26, 2006 #4
    I love how random people come into the ME forum and ask the most general and unrealistic questions lately :rolleyes:.

    Suppose we should give him vibrations v1.0, eh Fred?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2006 #5

    FredGarvin

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    It does seem to come in waves, doesn't it? (get it?....waves....)

    Some people don't really know how to ask the right questions. I think I would rather have someone ask questions like this than others where someone comes in and announces just how brilliant they are with their new ideas that no one has ever thought of and how incredibly easy it would be to implement when there is no basis in reality.

    Sometimes I think I need Vibrations for Dummys.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2006 #6

    J77

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    When I was doing mechanical experiments, I used modal impact tests to find external spring and damping coefficients for my rig. (Formulas can also be found for, eg., shafts.)

    However, viscous damping of internal components was impossible to estimate.

    In the end, my experiment turned into a form of measuring this coefficient from the observable dynamics at different parameter values.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2006 #7
    ya, i want to the theory behide vibration dumping:tongue:
     
  9. Jun 27, 2006 #8

    Mech_Engineer

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    Um, do you even know what you're asking? :confused:

    This is a huge, complex topic and can't be described in a couple of sentences. Time to take a class...
     
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