For a quick guide to anti-vibration and technical terms, please see below
The conversion of kinetic energy (vibration) to heat. This is achieved through frictional resistance.
A reduction in the capacity of a system to respond to an excitation. This is attained by the use of a resilient element between the equipment and surface.
A vibration whose magnitude is not specified for any given instant of time.
An exact frequency match between the disturbing frequency and the isolator natural frequency. By producing a perfect 'in phase' relationship, maximum amplification of transmitted vibration occurs.
The temporarily sustained vibration of a mechanical system. This may consist of forced vibration.
Vibration is a force which oscillates about a specified reference point. Vibration is referred to in terms of frequency such as cycles per second (cps), Hertz (Hz), cycles per minute (cpm) or rpm and strokes per minute (spm). This is the number of oscillations which occurs in that time period. The amplitude is the magnitude or distance of travel of the force.
A resilient support that tends to isolate a mechanical system from steady state excitation.