Q. 14.21 (b) You are riding in an automobile of mass . Assuming that you are examining the oscillation characteristics of its suspension system. The suspension sags when the entire automobile is placed on it. Also, the amplitude of oscillation decreases by during one complete oscillation. Estimate the values of
(b) the damping constant b for the spring and shock absorber system of one wheel, assuming that each wheel supports.
The amplitude of oscillation decreases by 50 % in one oscillation i.e. in one time period.
For damping factor b we have