Enter the spring constant (N-m) and the mass (kg) into the Damping Ratio Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Damping Ratio.

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## Damping Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Damping Ratio.

DMP = 2* SQRT(k*m)

- Where DMP is the Damping Ratio ( )
- k is the spring constant (N-m)
- m is the mass (kg)

To calculate the damping ratio, take the square root of the product of the spring constant and mass, then multiply the result by 2.

## How to Calculate Damping Ratio?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Damping Ratio.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the spring constant (N-m).
- The spring constant (N-m) is given as: 3.

- Next, determine the mass (kg).
- The mass (kg) is provided as: 5.

- Finally, calculate the Damping Ratio using the equation above:

DMP = 2* SQRT(k*m)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

DMP = 2* sqrt(3*5) = 7.749

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

spring constant (N-m) = 6

mass (kg) = 7

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator above.

DMP = 2* SQRT(k*m)** = ?**