# PARAM, G

Bulk Data Entry Specifies the uniform structural damping coefficient for dynamic analyses.

Parameter Values Description
G <Real>

Default = 0.0

To obtain the value for the parameter G, multiply the critical damping ratio, $C/{C}_{0}$ by 2.0.

• Set the damping value (field ${g}_{i}$ ) in the TABDMP1 Bulk Data Entry equal to half of the value of PARAM, G (that is set the constant value to $C/{C}_{0}$ ).