Erik Kostson
Ansys Employee

 

 

Hi

 

One way to measure damping could be the 3dB method – there are some suggestions on this method if you search on the internet, e.g.,:

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=find+damping+ratio+from+test+data&rlz=1C1GCEA_enDE1032DE1032&oq=find+damping+ratio+from+test+data&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i160.9959j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

To learn how to run a harmonic response analysis in WB/Mechanical please see here:

https://courses.ansys.com/index.php/courses/harmonic-response-analysis-in-ansys-mechanical/

https://courses.ansys.com/index.php/courses/damping-effects/

 

All the best

Erik