Compression Spring Hysteresis

  • Compression Spring Design Resources – Spring Performance

Hysteresis is the loss of mechanical energy under cyclic loading and unloading of a spring. It results from frictional losses in the spring support system due to a tendency of the ends to rotate as the spring is compressed. Hysteresis for compression springs is low and the contribution due to internal friction in the spring material itself is generally negligible.

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