Vibration FAQs:


Q: Is vibration a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration olation when r ≫ 1 because the damping force is also transmitted to the base?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration 90 degrees out of phase with the forcing frequency when the frequency ratio r =1?

A: Yes, and which is very helpful when it comes to determining the natural frequency of the system.

Q: Are vibrations called vibroscopes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration undesirable?

A: Yes, and wasting energy and creating unwanted sound.

Q: Is vibration dependent on both the forcing function and the system that the force is applied to?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration closely related?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration the vehicular suspension dampened by the shock absorber?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration pulling a child back on a swing and letting it go?

A: Yes, or hitting a tuning fork and letting it ring.

Q: Are vibrations measured?

A: Yes, and the frequency response function can be calculated, thereby characterizing the system.

Q: Is vibration when a time-varying disturbance is applied to a mechanical system?

A: Yes.

Q: Are vibrations said to be damped?

A: Yes.

Q: Is vibration defined by q?

A: Yes, and its modal participation factor.

Q: Is vibration olation?

A: Yes.