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Comparison of state-of-the-art methods for defining and specifying damping qualities of optical tables
Author(s): Maurice Gertel
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Paper Abstract

The relative merits and shortcomings of three current state-of-the-art concepts for defining the damping characteristics of optical tables are presented and discussed. The methods presented are: (1) The traditional method using impulse vibration decay rates which are measured directly; (2) an experience derived comparative standard based on Corner compliance values which are measured by impact tests with a force gage and accelerometer analyzed on a two channel FFT computer, and (3) a recent hypothesis which imputes a table's maximum relative deflection based on Compliance damping data and an idealized analysis of random vibration response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1994
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 2264, Vibration Monitoring and Control, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188878
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Maurice Gertel, Kinetic Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2264:
Vibration Monitoring and Control
Colin G. Gordon, Editor(s)

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