Damping Ratio FAQs:


Q: Is a damping ratio a dimensionless measure describing how oscillations in a system decay after a disturbance?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a damping ratio dimensionless?

A: Yes, and being the ratio of two coefficients of identical units.

Q: Is a damping ratio a parameter?

A: Yes, and usually denoted by ΞΆ , that characterizes the frequency response of a second order ordinary differential equation.

Q: Is a damping ratio a measure of describing how rapidly the oscillations decay from one bounce to the next?

A: Yes.