# Q Factor Calculator

The mechanical quality factor calculator to determine the energy loss with in the resonant system. For a single damped mass-spring system, the Q factor represents the effect of simplified viscous damping, where the damping force or drag force is proportional to velocity. Calculate the mechanical quality factor of any mechanical system using this online Q factor calculator.

## Mechanical Quality Factor Calculator

The Q factor is a dimensionless number. A mechanical system with low-quality factor (Q factor < 1⁄2) is said to be overdamped.
A mechanical system with high-quality factor (Q factor > 1⁄2) is said to be underdamped.
A mechanical system with an intermediate quality factor (Q factor = 1⁄2) is said to be critically damped.