Vibration management needs to be considered in any engineering design. Applications that have effectively incorporated vibration management surround us every day, from buildings to rail cars. Even the mirrors on our cars have to pass a vibration test to ensure visual clarity at high speeds. Designs that neglect to properly address vibration often result in malfunctioning components and, in some cases, catastrophic failure.

But vibration management can be confusing. So we’re making it a bit easier for you with three solid and easy to follow white papers. Now vibration management really will be as easy as one, two, three.

White Paper: Vibration Isolation and Damping, the Basics

Familiarize yourself with some of the necessary vocabulary in the world of vibration. From transmissibility to natural frequency, this white paper will bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started.

Natural frequency, also known as resonant frequency, is the specific frequency at which a material will naturally vibrate. If unaffected by outside forces, a material vibrating at natural frequency will vibrate forever; this is Newton’s first law of motion…When systems or structures are forced to vibrate at natural frequencies, the oscillations develop very large amplitudes of deflection. This results in excessive shaking, component wear, and, ultimately, failure of the structure or component.

We’ve spent a lot of time researching, studying, and sorting data in order to provide you with the best information available. This white paper will provide you with a solid foundation and, in the coming weeks, we’ll discuss two additional white papers that will help strengthen that foundation.