Enter the damping coefficient and the velocity into the calculator to determine the total damping force.
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Damping Force Formula
The following formula is used to calculate a Damping Force.
F = -c*v
- Where F is the damping force (N)
- c is the viscous damping coefficient
- v is the velocity of the object (m/s)
To calculate the damping force of an object, multiply the viscous damping coefficient by the velocity.
What is a Damping Force?
A damping force is a force that acts on an oscillating object that causes the amplitude of the oscillations, and subsequent velocity of the object, to be reduced.
How to calculate Damping Force?
The following example problem outlines how to calculate a Damping Force.
First, determine the viscous damping coefficient. In this example, the coefficient is -.025.
Next, determine the velocity of the motion. For this problem, the object is moving at 50,000 m/s.
Finally, calculate the damping force using the formula above:
F = -c*v
F = .025*50000
F = 1250 N