Dashpot

A dashpot is a mechanical device, a damper which resists motion via viscous friction. The resulting force is proportional to the velocity, but acts in the opposite direction, slowing the motion and absorbing energy. It is commonly used in conjunction with a spring (which acts to resist displacement). The process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) ...
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Dashpot

• (n.) A pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock.
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Dashpot

Dash'pot` noun (Machinery) A pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock. » It consists of a chamber, containing air or a liquid, in which a piston ( a ), attached to the weight, falls freely until it enters a space (as ...
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dashpot

shock absorber
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