Thursday, October 28, 2004

Turing Lecture - Change Spring Constant

Originally uploaded by Croqueteer.
This script allows us to modify the springs that make up the edges of the bridge. Remember that the spring doesn't generate any force when the x in -kx is 0. x in this case is the delta from the spring at rest. That is what this computes. Here we changed the k value from -1400 which is a very stiff spring, to -400, which is quite a bit softer. Less force is generated from the same delta x. Note that the bridge is now sagging significantly more now.

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