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Can someone tell what is damping in civil engg..
asked Nov 23, 2015 in Civil Engineering by ppk (434 points) | 48 views

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Damp is defined as depressed,dejected.

Damping :
Damping is an influence or impact on vibrating system to depress its vibration.

Below is an example figure to understand damping :

Wikipedia definition:
Damping is an influence within or upon an oscillatory system that has the effect of reducing, restricting or preventing its oscillations.

Reference :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damping

http://www.bmb.leeds.ac.uk/illingworth/control/

answered Nov 24, 2015 by slow_learner (1,492 points)
selected Dec 1, 2015 by ppk