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8.3: Flat Impulse

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  • The flat impulse, Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\), is defined almost identically with the flat pulse, the only difference being that we specify the magnitude of the generalized impulse, \(I_{U}\), which is the area under the time history of the flat pulse, then we define the magnitude of the input function in terms of the impulse and duration, \(U=I_{U} / t_{d}\). Thus, for the flat impulse, from Equation 8.1.1,


    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Flat impulse