What Is Damping?

Damping is the dissipation of kinetic energy in an oscillating system. Damping is the most efficient solution for remedying resonant vibration, a common and challenging problem that all structures have.

Loss Factor

The ratio of energy dissipated to energy stored by a system. Higher loss factors indicate more aggressive damping performance.

Viscoelastic Material (VEM)

A material that exhibits both viscous and elastic behavior. DTI uses these materials extensively in our products.

Viscoelastic Damping

Viscoelastic materials achieve improved damping performance in a system and are effective at converting mechanical energy to thermal energy.