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Springs in series (with a little twist!)

  1. Jan 11, 2013 #1
    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?


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  3. Jan 11, 2013 #2


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

  4. Jan 11, 2013 #3
    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?
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