0 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2017 8:18 AM by Andre Schalkwijk

    how to determine damping value?

    Andre Schalkwijk

      Hi,

       

      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.

       

      Rgds,

      Andre