10.6.4.1 Car suspension HTML5 Applet Simulation Model
- Parent Category: 02 Newtonian Mechanics
- Category: 09 Oscillations
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1.6.4 Applications of Critical Damping
Factors that affects the damping coefficient b includes the drag in the oscillating spring-mass system that takes energy out of the system as heat loss etc.
therefore, the higher the viscosity of the medium the system is in, the greater the drag coefficient b.
126.96.36.199 Car suspension
The spring of a car’s suspension is critically damped so that when a car goes over a bump, the passenger in the car quickly and smoothly regains equilibrium.
188.8.131.52.1 No Dampingthe picture shows no damping case b = 0
184.108.40.206.2 Light Dampingthe picture shows light damping case b = 0.1
220.127.116.11.3 Critical Dampingthe picture shows critically damping case b = 2.0
However, car suspensions are often adjusted to slightly under critical damped condition to give a more comfortable ride. Critical damping also leaves the car ready to respond to further bumps in the road quickly.
18.104.22.168.4 Heavy Dampingthe picture shows heavy damping case b = 5.0
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