Johnson, K. W. Vibra-Grip Corporation, Jamestown, Ohio.
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The processes and techniques used for converting the mechanical vibrational energy of solids into heat energy. While vibration damping is helpful under conditions of resonance, it may be detrimental in many instances to a system at frequencies above the resonant point. This is due to the fact that the relative motion between the base of the vibration isolator and the mounted body tends to become smaller as the isolator becomes more efficient at the higher frequencies. With damping present, the force transmitted by the elastic element is unable to overcome the damping force; this leads to a resulting increase in transmissibility. See also: Damping; Vibration; Vibration isolation
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