Stored Strain Energy Calculation On Helical Springs

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Helical springs are one of the most used springs types in engineering and they are used for axial loads generally. These loads can be both dynamic or static. And in some engineering applications, stored strain energy on the helical spring body can be important. This total strain energy can be dependent on various factors. 

Schematic illustration of a helical spring(Image Source: D. K. Singh – Strength of Materials-Springer, 2020, pg.380).

Here we explain how to calculate the stored strain energy on helical springs and the calculator for it. 

How To Use The Stored Strain Energy Calculator For Helical Springs?

The use of the calculator below is very simple to use. 

Helical Spring Strain Energy Calculator


















In this calculator, you just need to enter the required values inside the corresponding brackets. And click on the ‘Calculate!’ button to calculate the total strain energy result. If you want to make another calculation, click on the ‘Reset’ button to do it. 

The general unit sets are recommended inside the parentheses. You can enter your values according to them. If you do not have consistent sets of units for this calculation, you can use the MB-Unit Converter tool to convert your units.

In this calculator; 

  • Total load is the load value that acting axially to helical spring. 
  • Diameter is the diameter of the helical spring wire. 
  • Coil radius is the radius of the helical spring coil. 
  • The number of turns is the total number of turns of the helical spring wire that constitutes the helical spring coil.
  • The modulus of rigidity value is related to the wire material. Special for the material of the wire. 

Conclusion

As you see that the calculation of the total strain energy that is stored on the helical springs is very simple with this calculator. 

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