Elastic Potential Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fastener

Elastic potential energy, abbreviated as PE, is the energy stored in objects as the result of deformation, such as a spring when stretching or compressing.

 

Elastic Potential Energy formula

\(\large{ PE = \frac {1}{2}\; k_s\; x^2 }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ PE }\) = elastic potential energy \(\large{lbf-ft}\) \(\large{J}\)
\(\large{ x }\) = length or displacement \(ft\) \(m\)
\(\large{ k_s }\) = spring constant \(\large{\frac{lbf}{ft}}\) \(\large{\frac{N}{m}}\)

 

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