Damping Effects

Have you noticed that the sound intensity of a church bell ring decreases with time or that ripples generated in water by throwing a stone vanishes after some time? Why does that happen? Whenever we talk about oscillatory behavior, we hear the term damping. What is damping and what effect does it have on the behavior of an oscillatory structure? Damping is a phenomenon that tries to reduce the oscillatory behavior by dissipating the energy of the oscillation. Damping reduces the bell sound intensity and makes the water ripples vanish. Let's study damping along with its applications in day to day life. We'll solve some interesting simulation problems along the way.

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