Definition of critical damping in English:

critical damping

Line breaks: crit|ic¦al damp|ing

noun

[mass noun] Physics
  • Damping just sufficient to prevent oscillations.
    More example sentences
    • The seismic loading was taken from response spectra tailored to the site that assumed 5 percent critical damping.
    • The ratio B of the actual damping to critical damping essentially determines the shape of the response.
    • The problem with critical damping is that the maximum is only about 36% of the response for an undamped geophone.

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