Spring Constant

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Constants

spring compression 6Spring force constant, abbreviated as \(k_s\), also called spring constant, is the ratio of opposing force to the displacement from the origional position or how much force is needed to change a springs distance.


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Spring Constant formulas

\(\large{ k_s = - F \; d_s }\)

\(\large{ k_s = \frac {F} {d_s} }\)

Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ k_s }\) = spring force constant \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)
\(\large{ d_s }\) = spring displacement \(\large{in}\) \(\large{mm}\)
\(\large{ F }\) = spring force \(\large{lbf}\)  \(\large{N}\)


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