This calculator will determine the shock response to a dropped weight onto a spring and viscous damper.  The
spring and damper are mass-less and, therefore, the results are valid for both the case of 1) the spring/damper
attached to the bottom of the weight and dropped onto a hard surface and 2) the rigid weight dropped onto the
spring/damper.  This version is limited to one vertical degree of freedom

A limited number of time steps are used in the solution.  For large drop heights, low damping and stiff springs
the drop response will be multiple low damped bounces.  For smaller drop heights, moderate to high damping
(>10%) and soft springs (fn < 10-20 Hz) the drop response will be one to a few rebounds and will likely stop at
the static deflection of W/k.
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