Calculating damping force and damping coefficient.
I have modelled an eddy current damper, done its transient analysis. I got the various results , but keen interest is to calculated the damping force and damping coefficient associated with the dampers. Please suggest the procedure to calculated the same.
Eddy Current dampers ( Basic Working) - In general ECD consist of a conducting plate and a magnet, which are placed adjacent to each other with a certain gap. A velocity (supposed) is given to the plate and the magnet remains stationary. So, as the plate move, the plate will see a change in a magnetic field by which eddy current will be generated in the plate and due to this current a magnetic field will be generated of opposite polarity as that of the magnet. Due to this generated magnetic field, the magnet experiences a force which is the damping force (In this case).