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Spring constant of a piece of glass 
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Apr2813, 03:04 PM

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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. 


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Apr2813, 05:24 PM

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Look up plate bending formulas in Roark's formulas for stress and strain.



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Apr2813, 10:35 PM

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Thanks!



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