View Full Version : Re: Is there more than one type of kinetic energy

Neil Mansfield
03-20-2000, 07:04 PM
>>What about vibrational kinetic energy?
During vibration energy is constantly being transferred from PE (as strain
energy, SE) into KE and back again. This will continue until it has been
converted into thermal energy due to damping in the system. Assuming low
damping, the total KE + SE is constant over small time intervals, so could
be modelled as a single source of energy.


Dr Neil J Mansfield
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