Springs in series (with a little twist!)

1. Jan 11, 2013

lovi

I have two springs, they are connected in series.

I have the load-deflection curves for each spring.

How can I get a combined load-deflection curve for the two springs if placed in series?

Thanks

Lovi

2. Jan 11, 2013

Low-Q

Imagine what happens when they are connected in parallell. Then think the opposite when they are connected in series.

Vidar

3. Jan 11, 2013

lovi

If they are connected in parallel and a load is applied to them, can I assume that the load is distributed equally between the two springs? and that one spring will deflect more than the other?