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damping

 [damp´ing]
steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.

damp·ing

(damp'ing), Do not confuse this word with dampening.
Bringing a mechanism to rest with minimal oscillation; for example, in echocardiography, electrical or mechanical loading to reduce duration of echo, transmitter pulse, and transmitter complex.
[M.E. damp, poisonous vapor]

damping

/damp·ing/ (damp´ing) steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.

damping

Etymology: AS, vapor
a gradual decrease in the amplitude of a series of waves or oscillations, such as an arterial pressure waveform.

damping

1. steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.
2. sprinkling a feed with water to reduce dust and inhalation of dust as a prevention of chronic obstructive respiratory disease in horses and dust tracheitis in feedlot steers.

Patient discussion about damping

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As damping changes, the natural frequency changes very little, but the gain's magnitude changes significantly.
This latest technology joins the companys complete line of air damping solutions, including Airide Integrated Cab Air-Damping System and Airide Integrated Primary Air-Damping System.
The damping force adjuster for the semi active damper is composed of a linear solenoid and has a characteristic where the damping force increases in proportion to the control current i.
3) Based on the well-known fact that internal and external damping can be transformed to Rayleigh damping, it is shown that the damping coefficients can be effectively determined using proportional damping and two damping coefficients can be reasonably estimated for real systems through a parametric study of damping coefficients in association with flutter loads of Beck's columns.
Selection of performance goals can be related directly to displacement ductility levels, which in turn can be associated with the equivalent viscous damping (Hose et al.
FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS ABOUT MULTI-MODE OSCILLATION DAMPING WITH FESS
In order to calculate damping factor from recorded accelerograms, maximum values of accelerations are extracted and interpolated by exponential function of the form Aexp(-ct), from which damping factor c is determined.
The steel frame estimated inherent damping of 1% meant unacceptable lateral accelerations.
Despite the reticence on the part of some companies to adopt MR damping units, Hoptry says the next five years will likely see it move from luxury vehicles to sports cars to SUVs and into leading edge mid-size family sedans.
The new model allows line width data to yield separate information about damping and non-uniformity, and for some data sets, limits may be placed on the defect sizes, thus allowing much better characterization of magnetic recording media, heads, and other devices designed for GHz applications.
The primary physical effects of damping are that it limits the steady state motion of structures at their natural frequency and increases the rate of decay of vibration.
Jankowski [2] puts forward a nonlinear viscoelastic model based on the Hertz impact model and then derived the expression of the damping constant of the nonlinear viscoelastic impact model.