Springs

spring on oscillating engine

The physics of simple springs in their different types, helical and beam forms. The simplest is cantilever beam. There are a lot of applications of springs in everyday life. In our models we employ them to great effect. This page looks at the fundamentals. Spring Types Cantilever Beam where E = Youngs modulus [Nm-2] I … Read more

Hooke’s Law

spring on oscillating engine

Hooke’s Law states that, in a linear system, the restoring force is proportional to the displacement of the body, acting in a direction as to restore equilibrium. F = -kx where:F = restoring force [N] k = spring constant [Nm-1] x = elongation of material [m] Robert Hooke discovered the law of elasticity which bears … Read more