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Unformatted text preview: contact with the barrier. 2) If the damping coefficient, c, is 30,000 N-s/m, what is the damping ratio of the mass-spring-damper system when the fender is in contact with the barrier? 3) For that damping coefficient, make a reasonably accurate sketch (with properly labeled axes) of the time-course of the force exerted on the barrier, starting from the moment of first contact. 4) Is there any value of the damping coefficient, c, that would yield no rebound of the vehicle from the barrier? If so, what is it? If not, why not?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 2.003 taught by Professor Davidtrumper during the Spring '05 term at MIT.
- Spring '05