Sound Damping

Sound damping is the restraint of vibratory motion which dissipates energy transfer.    To illustrate the mechanics of damping, consider a simple swing set.   Unless a child seated in his swing keeps pumping and pushing, the back-and-forth motion of the swing will slowly come to a stop.   This is a result of the air’s friction opposing the motion and removing energy from the system.    This process of destroying energy is called damping.

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