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EM-101 | Mass Spring System Apparatus

  • Experiments relating to Hooke’s law and oscillation experiments on a spring-mass system
  • Metal stand with integral scale
  • 2 helical springs as tension springs
  • Tension springs configured in series or singly
  • Load applied to tension spring by weights
  • LxWxH: 250x250x900mm
  • Weight: approx. 5kg
Technical Specification
To demonstrate the use of dimensional analysis to a fluids class. This demonstration uses a dimensional analysis to examine the relationship between frequency of oscillation of a spring and the mass supported by the spring. Hooke’s law describes the elastic behaviour of components where deformation is proportional to the load acting upon them. This behaviour is typical for metals under light loads, demonstrates the application of Hooke’s law and shows the deformation of tension springs under load. For this purpose, a spring is suspended from a stand and loaded. The elongation is read-off directly from a scale. As a linear relationship is shown between the active force and the elongation of the spring, Hooke’s law can be applied. Mass spring
Helical spring short
  • coils: 53
  • Ø=18,3mm
  • wire diameter: Ø=1,0mm
Helical spring long
  • coils: 109
  • Ø=18,3mm
  • wire diameter: Ø=1,0mm
Scale, graduation: 1mm
  • 1x (hanger)
  • 10x 0,5N