Terms to Know for Shock and Vibration Solutions

February 25, 2016

Sorbothane is a material that has been used for a variety of shock and vibration solutions. The definitions in this post are essential for understanding how Sorbothane works and how it has helped a number of products and applications around the world.

We have successfully assisted engineers and entrepreneurs in various industries to create custom solutions for vibration isolation and shock absorption. Read the key terms below to learn how Sorbothane can be used with your product or application.

What are the terms used when developing shock and vibration solutions?

Sorbothane®: The ultimate material for isolating vibration, attenuating shock and damping unwanted noise.

Vibration: A periodic motion around a position of equilibrium.

Random Vibration: Vibration whose magnitude is not specified for any given instant of time.

Shape Factor: The loaded area over the unloaded area of a vibration mount.

Static Deflection: The amount that a given mass compresses.

Percent Deflection: The fraction of static deflection to thickness.

Frequency: The number of times the motion repeats itself per unit of time measured in Hertz (Hz).

Natural Frequency: The frequency of free vibration of a system.

Resonant Frequency: A frequency at which resonance exists.

Resonance: The frequency match between the natural frequency of the system and the external forced vibration frequency.

Damping: The dissipation of energy in an oscillating system.

Transmissibility: The ratio of the response amplitude of a system in steady state forced vibration to the excitation amplitude.

Isolation: A reduction in the capacity of a system to respond to an excitation.

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