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I'm trying to figure out a method for calculating the force required to displace (axially by 5mm) an elastic material that is tensioned longitudinally at 105 N.

Material properties:

Cross-sectional area: 100mm^2

Stiffness, K = 1652 N/mm

Modulus, E = 0.68 GPa

Length of material, L = 41.9 mm

I need help finding a relationship between required force as a function of displacement, tension and other involved variables.

Thank you! Please let me know if you need any more information.

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# Calculating the force required to displace a tensioned cable

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