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When you analyze a linear elastic system damping is typically defined as a
percent of critical damping.  This term is a      function of the
distribution of damping throught the structure, the mode shapes, and the
mass in each mode.  Thus given the damping properties of a particular
element, it is not possible to calculate a damping coefficient without
knowing the other properties of the system.  The damping coeficient is a
function of the system and not  indivisual components.

Mark Gilligan

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