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This calculator computes the
spring constant
k
for a compression spring that exerts a
force
F
when deformed to the
length
L
_{def}
.
Inputs
Spring free length,
L
_{free}
:
m
cm
mm
in
ft
Deformed length,
L
_{def}
:
m
cm
mm
in
ft
Applied load,
F
:
N
gf
kgf
dyne
lbf
Answer
Spring Constant,
k
:
10.0
lbf/in
N/m
dyne/cm
lbf/in
lbf/ft
Equations Behind the Calculator
The spring constant
k
is found by inverting Hooke's Law,
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