# Is the frequency of damped free vibration smaller or greater than the natural frequency of the system?

Table of Contents

- 1 Is the frequency of damped free vibration smaller or greater than the natural frequency of the system?
- 2 Is damped frequency larger than natural frequency?
- 3 What is the difference between damped frequency and natural frequency?
- 4 What is the difference between damped frequency and undamped frequency?

## Is the frequency of damped free vibration smaller or greater than the natural frequency of the system?

Clearly, the damped natural frequency is lower than the undamped natural frequency of the system.

**What is the frequency of damped vibration?**

For damped forced vibrations, three different frequencies have to be distinguished: the undamped natural frequency, ω n = K g c / M ; the damped natural frequency, q = K g c / M − ( cg c / 2 M ) 2 ; and the frequency of maximum forced amplitude, sometimes referred to as the resonant frequency.

**What is damped free vibration?**

Free vibration occurs when a mechanical system is set in motion with an initial input and allowed to vibrate freely. Damped vibration: When the energy of a vibrating system is gradually dissipated by friction and other resistances, the vibrations are said to be damped.

### Is damped frequency larger than natural frequency?

The damped oscillation frequency does not equal the natural frequency. Damping causes the frequency of the damped oscillation to be slightly less than the natural frequency.

**Does frequency change in damped vibration?**

Yes, frequency changes in damped oscillation. When the energy of oscillation reduces there will be a decrease in the frequency of oscillation.

**What are damped vibration?**

When the energy of a vibrating system is gradually dissipated by friction and other resistances, the vibrations are said to be damped vibrations. The vibrations gradually reduce or change in frequency or intensity or cease and the system rests in its equilibrium position.

#### What is the difference between damped frequency and natural frequency?

When an undriven, undamped oscillator is displaced from equilibrium, the system will oscillate at its natural frequency. The damped oscillation frequency does not equal the natural frequency. Damping causes the frequency of the damped oscillation to be slightly less than the natural frequency.

**What is damped frequency in control system?**

The frequency of the oscillation is ωd and the time constant of exponential decay is 1/ζωn. Where, ωd, is referred as damped frequency of the oscillation, and ωn is natural frequency of the oscillation. The term ζ affects that damping a lot and hence this term is called damping ratio.

**Can we predict the frequency of vibration without damping?**

One important conclusion is that if the energy dissipation is low, the system will vibrate. Furthermore, the frequency of vibration is very close to that of an undamped system. Consequently, if you want to predict the frequency of vibration of a system, you can simplify the calculation by neglecting damping.

## What is the difference between damped frequency and undamped frequency?

This means the damped frequency is lower than the undamped frequency. The mathematical relationship is ω damped = ω undamped ⋅ 1 − ( c 2 k m) 2 where c is the damper constant, k is the spring constant, m is the mass, ω undamped is the natural frequency, and ω damped is the damped frequency. Where ω 1 is the damped frequency.

**What is meant by damping of vibrations?**

Damped Vibrations: When an elastic body is set in vibratory motion, the vibrations die out after some time due to the internal molecular friction of the mass of the body and the friction of the medium in which it vibrates. The diminishing of the vibrations with time is called damping.

**What is the natural frequency of free vibrations?**

The natural frequency of free vibrations depends on the nature and structure of the body and in ideal situation, the amplitude, frequency and the energy of the vibrating body remain constant.