critical damping


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critical damping

n
(General Physics) physics the minimum amount of viscous damping that results in a displaced system returning to its original position without oscillation. Symbol: Cc
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Additionally a theoretical model that assigns a percent critical damping value to a given set of shock absorber damping values, estimated suspension inertia, stiffness, and geometry was used.
t] = 0m) and lateral damping for both the trailing wheel with lateral fexibility and the LG-Shimmy model represents 5% critical damping.
The damping loss factor is defined as the ratio of energy dissipated per cycle of oscillation to the total dynamic energy in a subsystem and can be related to other commonly used damping parameters like the critical damping ratio.
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