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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.

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In hard drives, for example, the damping process is important for the write head that generates field pulses, the media that switch to record the field pulses as a magnetization pattern, and for the read head sensors that detect the fields from the recorded pattern.
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.
where C is viscous damping, M is mass of the system, [omega] is vibration frequency and [LAMBDA] is logarithmic decrement.
We also continue to support the market with a full portfolio of damping control and air spring technologies in order to provide OEMs the opportunity to achieve their desired ride characteristics, which is a critical touchpoint for consumers, on varying classes of vehicles.
There are multiple conflicting theories for damping in metallic thin films.
Less costly "passive" adjustable units, on the other hand, rely upon grooves Formed in the shock's inner walls to alter the damping curve.
The company's design utilizes a highly damped elastomer specifically formulated for the demanding requirements of helicopter main rotor damping applications.
The broad frequency range and the angular control provided by this new spectrometer allows thorough testing of line width and damping models that are needed to separate the inhomogeneous and intrinsic contributions to the measured resonance line width.
The MagneRide system -- introduced here at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA '99) -- is a high-performance, high-value, semi-active suspension control system that optimizes vehicle ride and handling by providing Continuously Variable Real-Time Damping (CV-RTD) control based on road and driver inputs.
For more than a decade, Nye's NyoGel 774 damping greases have been used by manufacturers in many industries as an economical way to add a high-quality feel and sound to many low-shear devices, including microscopes, plastic molded switches, stereo tuners, and more than 30 automotive components -- all relatively low to moderate shear applications.
Modulus is calculated from the amplitudes of motion and force, while damping is measured from the time delay (phase lag) from the applied force to the resulting motion.
They discovered that a few percent of Tb dopants in Ni-Fe films can dramatically increase the magnetic damping without substantially changing the other magnetic properties.