Re: dampening idea
When mechanical engineers want to isolate vibrations they try to reduce the causes 1st, when that isnt possible due to the nature of the beast then they try to isolate the vibrations. I wonder why engine mounts on cars use rubber? Nuclear powered subs have almost every thing in them hanging or mounted by rubber mounts or other designs to minimize vibration travel. I wonder why they use rubber mounts instead of foam filled encapsulated hangars. Maybe automotive engineers havnt thought of foam yet.