Definition of critical damping in English:
noun[mass noun] Physics
Damping just sufficient to prevent oscillations.
- 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.
Definition of critical damping in:
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