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how to determine damping value?

Question asked by Andre Schalkwijk on May 17, 2017



When doing a dynamic simulation including springs (in my case a front suspension system for a buggy) how can I determine / approximate the correct damper value for a spring?


     I can imagine 0 damping is not accurate since every mechanical system has friction. This shows in the results; 0 damping gives a continues oscillating result.

     Any value >0 eliminates the oscillation, however the value entered is influencing the output (in my case suspension displacement) severely.