I'm looking at linear compression dampers and finding them most commonly specified only with a "Max Force" – e.g., 270 lbs.
However, since the damping mechanism is provided by hydraulic or pneumatic resistance, the damping force must be a function of the force applied. Here is a supplier that specifies the damping rate as the resulting "inches/second of motion given a 40lb load."
As best I can tell, neither of these figures completely describes the damping characteristics of a hydraulic compression damper. Nor do they describe the same characteristic.
Is there some standard model or specification of such dampers that can characterize the damping resistance or speed that will result from any force (within some design range)? (And do either of these sample specifications determine the model?)