Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SHM Chapter 02 vertical SHM practice 1

Example 2: Spring-mass system

  A mass suspended from a spring, displaced vertically and released to move freely to produce up and down motion

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_SHMxvavertical/SHMxvavertical_Simulation.html


The model view of a mass suspended from a spring, displaced vertically and released to move freely to produce up and down motion with right panel showing the displacement, velocity and acceleration. 

Q1: under what conditions would this vertical spring mass system’s motion be not well modelled as a simple harmonic motion?


H1: the model assumes the restoring force by the spring is F = -ky, it is always correct for any magnitude of oscillation y in real springs. Is it always valid in the real spring motion when the spring is hyper extending beyond the linear limits of Hooke's Law ?

Run Model:


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/44365627/lookangEJSworkspace/export/ejss_model_SHMxvavertical/SHMxvavertical_Simulation.html