For anyone who replies, tx in advance,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have a valve with a pin, being struck by a hammer which is energized by a spring over a distance of about 8 inches. What I am trying to find out is between the PSI of 400-800 in the valve, whether a lighter hammer will be more efficient in opening the valve more, with the same spring putting pressure on the hammer. In this case, what would be more important speed or momentum? Equations are what I would like, I can't seem to figure out the word I am trying to find the equation for. "weight" or "energy", "power" "work". None seem to fit the equation I am looking for.

Again tx,

Todd

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# Homework Help: Please help w/ mass, distance, energy = ?

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