Definitions for "Damping"
An indication of the rate of decay of a signal to its steady state of value. Related to settling time.
(1) The process of smoothing out oscillations. The progressive decay with time in the amplitude of the free oscillations in a circuit. The progressive diminution with time of certain quantities characteristic of a phenomenon. (2) In a meter, this process is used to keep the pointer of the meter from overshooting the correct reading. (3) A mechanical or electrical technique used in synchro receivers to prevent the rotor from oscillating or spinning. Damping is also used in servosystems to minimize overshoot of the load.
Damping is a highly variable part of car tuning. It's affected by the strength of the shock spring (length and thickness of the wire, plus the number of coils), the size and number of holes in the shock piston, and the viscosity, or weight, of the oil in the shocks. The spring controls how hard the shock compresses, and both the piston and the oil control how quickly the spring pushes the shock to its full length (which can be limited by shock spacers), and so affect the quickness of the shock's return. Stiffer springs need heavier oil and/or smaller-hole pistons to control the speed of the rebound, and bumpy tracks need lighter oil so the shocks, or dampers, can compress and rebound quickly. Softer damping gives more 'stick' on a particular wheel, but makes the car less responsive because the chassis takes longer to reset after a turn, and is also more forgiving to drive. Softer damping also reduces weight transfer at that wheel. Stiffer damping makes handling more responsive, but reduces traction to a particular wheel which can make the car slippery as the chassis snaps back into place after a turn. Stiffer damping also increases weight transfer at that wheel.
Refers to the ability of an audio component to "stop" after the signal ends. For example, if a drum is struck with a mallet, the sound will reach a peak level and then decay in a certain amount of time to no sound. An audio component that allows the decay to drag on too long has poor damping, and less definition than it should. An audio component that is overdamped does not allow the initial energy to reach the full peak and cuts the decay short. "Boomy" or "muddy" sound is often the result of underdamped systems. "Dry" or "lifeless" sound may be the result of an overdamped system.
To put something against the sound-producing material or part of the instrument as soon as the sound has been produced in order to silence it. With metallophones, the fingers of one hand may firmly grasp the metal key immediately after it has been hit with the mallet in the other hand;
The amount of control an amplifier seems to impose on a woofer. Underdamping causes loose, heavy bass; overdamping yields very tight but lean bass.
Keywords:  rebound, suspension, fork, pogo, glider
Any system which, when set in motion, creates a force which inhibits that same motion, is said to exhibit damping. Damping forces are usually created by friction, either aerodynamic (external) or material (internal). *(Most true damping with regard to fishing rods is caused by air friction. Some internal material friction does exist, however.) Although most often incorrectly used within the confines of rod building, the term is generally used and understood to describe how long a rod takes to return to straight or stop, after being cast or flexed, i.e "This rod damps quickly."
tendency of a glider to resist change in direction or motion.
A term used to describe the slowing down of rebound and/or compression of a suspension fork. Damped forks have a better feel than lower priced non-damped forks.
the deadening, or absorbtion, of a spring's compression rate.
Materials, design, and mounting techniques used to reduce ringing in the transducer.
Method of reducing the number of update messages sent between BGP peers, thereby reducing the load on these peers without adversely affecting the route convergence time for stable routes.
Keywords:  litho, offset, mix, ink, plate
The method used to keep the non printing areas of an offset litho plate free from ink. The damping fluid is a mix of water and chemicals.
The process of applying water to the lithographic plate on a lithographic printing machine.
Keywords:  audio, stop, ability, signal, playing
An audio system's ability to stop playing a signal after it has ended.