damping ratio

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A number of second-order linear dynamic systems. \zeta represents the damping ratio.


damping ratio ‎(plural damping ratios)

  1. (physics, mathematics) A dimensionless measure of the damping in second-order linear dynamic system, appearing as the term \zeta in the generalised equation of motion for such a system,  \ddot{q} + 2\zeta\omega_n\dot{q} + \omega_n^2 q = F.

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