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steady diminution of the amplitude of successive vibrations of a specific form of energy, as of electricity.
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(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]
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To the authors' knowledge, it is judged that a closed-form solution of Beck's problem considering not only internal and external damping effects but also the effects of shear deformation and rotary inertia has not been proposed to date, and its stability behavior in the practical range of internal and external damping has not been reported.
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The dynamic response of structure under free or forced vibration depends, among others factors, on its damping properties.
This paper mainly describes the theory on damping power system multi-mode oscillation using FESS.