I've been researching on Damped Oscillation for a few days for a research paper, however I couldn't find any of its applications on the web, though there are few examples of it, but they couldn't be considered as applications. So, I would be thankful if anyone can anyone tell me about some of its applications.

  • $\begingroup$ What Google searches have you done to find anything about this? $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Oct 16, 2014 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ @kyle Would be better if you could instead find from Google and paste ot here, instead of rating the question negative. -_- $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2014 at 18:03
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not willing to do a search that you can clearly do yourself. $\endgroup$
    – Kyle Kanos
    Oct 16, 2014 at 18:24
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    $\begingroup$ "however I couldn't find any of its applications on the web" Do you play guitar? Piano? $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2014 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ Electronic Tom-Tom. Doesn't even sound half bad: simplecircuitdiagram.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/… also look for "regenerative receivers": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regenerative_circuit $\endgroup$
    – CuriousOne
    Oct 16, 2014 at 20:23

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every system that oscillated and that should not osscillated would be an application for damped oscillation. There are many examples in control engineering, but to give you a more daily concurrent example: car shock absorbers. If you drive along a road and hit a chuckhole you don't want your car to jump up and down for half a minute. Since car shock absorbers are just a feather-mass-system it would take a while to stop the jumping (without damping).

Edit: @ sean Sorry i am not a native english speaker. I just let the word translate by a website and took the wrong one from the suggested. Thanks for pointing it out, I fixed it in my answer.

  • $\begingroup$ You say bumper but in your example it seems like you're talking about shock absorbers and struts. $\endgroup$
    – Sean
    Oct 16, 2014 at 18:41

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