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dc.contributor.advisor Holt, E. C.
dc.creatorGoering, Kent LaVerne
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T12:02:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T12:02:08Z
dc.date.issued 1967
dc.identifier.citation Goering, Kent LaVerne. "Transient response of a harmonic oscillator with quadratic damping." (1967) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89308.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89308
dc.description.abstract An analytical investigation is made of the transient response of a harmonic oscillator with damping proportional to the square of the velocity. The input motions considered are the half-cycle velocity pulse and the half- cycle displacement pulse. The response quantities studied are the maximum displacement, velocity, arid acceleration of the system. Results were obtained by integrating the equation numerically and are summarized in the form of response spectra. The results are compared to those obtained with linear damping; a method for obtaining equivalent linear damping coefficients is given. The study indicates that quadratic damping is most effective in reducing responses in the range of frequencies for which the responses are the largest. For lightly damped systems, quadratic damping was found to be equally effective in reducing each of the three responses studied. But for heavily damped systems it is most effective in reducing velocities.
dc.format.extent 54 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Transient response of a harmonic oscillator with quadratic damping
dc.identifier.digital RICE0346
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis C.E. 1967 GOERING


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