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I am trying to calculate the spring rate for an air filled shock-absorber, however I am struggling to get my head around the change non-linearity at the start of compression. Obviously if the shock is fully extended then it will be applying no compressive force to the chassis so that accounts for the force starting from zero. but why does it not increase linearly to begin with? I hasten to add that I understand the non-linearity at the end of the stroke!

Could anybody give me a hint?

Thanks,

Could anybody give me a hint?

Thanks,