aperiodic damping

aperiodic damping

[¦a‚pir·ē¦äd·ik ′damp·iŋ]
(physics)
Condition of a system in which the amount of damping is so large that, when the system is subjected to a single disturbance, either constant or instantaneous, the system comes to a position of rest without passing through that position; while an aperiodically damped system is not strictly an oscillating system, it has such properties that it should become an oscillating system if the damping were sufficiently reduced.