Axial Stiffness

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

axial stiffness 1Axial stiffness, abbreviated as k, is the ratio of the axlal load to axial deflection.  An axial load happens when a force is applied parallel to the axis of another object.


Axial Stiffness Formulas

\(\large{ k = \frac{A_c\;E}{l} }\)   
\(\large{ k = \frac{F\;A_c\;E}{F\;l} }\)   
\(\large{ k = \frac{F}{ \frac{F\;l}{A_c\;E} } }\)   


\(\large{ k }\) = stiffness

\(\large{ F }\) = applied force

\(\large{ A_c }\) = area cross-section

\(\large{ E }\) = Young's modulus

\(\large{ l }\) = length of object


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