Vibration engineering terms

Further information


The most important formulas of vibration engineering


Central questions explained briefly and comprehensibly

Spring material

In the past, cork was usually used as a springy material, the springiness of which was due to compression and relaxation of the trapped air. The spring materials that are coming to the fore today are steel and rubber.

Rubber as a construction material

Rubber has special properties to offer in comparison with other construction materials. The elongation in some cases can be more than 1,000% and for the most part in the elastic range. Metals, by contrast, have very low strain values below the limit of elasticity.

Design aspects

The load can be increased somewhat in the case of hard rubber. The connection of rubber with metal is not a weak point and stronger than the rubber itself.

Installation principles

In principle, elastic intermediate layers, i.e. vibration dampers, are installed in practice for two different reasons: Practical considerations and protective considerations.