Spring constant of a piece of glass


by Markel
Tags: constant, glass, piece, spring
Markel
Markel is offline
#1
Apr28-13, 03:04 PM
P: 80
This is a real world application that I'm trying to figure out. I need to estimate the spring constant of a standard cover slip (used in microscopy). The coverslip is a thin glass square, dimensions 25mm x 25mm x0.15 mm. I know the Youngs modulus. How should I estimate the "spring constant" of the slip when a force is applied to the center of the square and all edges have a boundary constraint of 0 motion.

Any help is appreciated.
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons
'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
Higher-order nonlinear optical processes observed using the SACLA X-ray free-electron laser
Chestermiller
Chestermiller is online now
#2
Apr28-13, 05:24 PM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
Thanks
PF Gold
P: 4,453
Look up plate bending formulas in Roark's formulas for stress and strain.
Markel
Markel is offline
#3
Apr28-13, 10:35 PM
P: 80
Thanks!


Register to reply

Related Discussions
how to measure the temperature of a piece of glass on a black heater using pyrometer Classical Physics 0
What color light is transmitted through a piece of red glass? Introductory Physics Homework 4
Why does a piece of glass stick to another piece of glass? Introductory Physics Homework 5
Where can I get a tiny piece of glass? General Discussion 13
When you hold a certain piece of glass up to the light............ General Physics 2